as it is

As it is, ordinary people cannot afford to purchase such luxuries.


The phrase “as it is” can be used in various contexts to imply the current state or condition of something, to emphasize a situation that already exists, or to suggest that no changes are needed or possible. Here are some examples:

  1. Indicating the Present State or Situation:
  • “Leave the document as it is; I think it’s perfect already.”
  • “The house is beautiful as it is, even without any renovations.”
  1. Emphasizing an Existing Condition or Fact:
  • “We can’t afford a new car, as it is we’re struggling to pay our monthly bills.”
  • “He’s got enough on his plate as it is; taking on another project would be too much.”
  1. Suggesting Resignation or Acceptance of the Current State:
  • “We might as well stay at home; the weather is bad as it is, and it’s only going to get worse.”
  • “I decided to stop trying to change her mind; she’s set in her ways as it is.”
  1. Highlighting a Consequence or Result Based on the Current Situation:
  • “You should start your homework now. It’s late as it is, and you don’t want to be up all night.”
  • “I wouldn’t ask for more favors; you’re in enough trouble as it is.”

These examples show how “as it is” can be used to refer to the current state or condition, often implying acceptance, sufficiency, or an already complicated or full situation.