Definition of figure on in English:

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figure on

North American informal Count or rely on something happening or being the case in the future: anyone thinking of salmon fishing should figure on paying $200 a day
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  • I wasn't expecting another plane, I figured on a car to take us to Hot Springs,’ Muriel said.
  • We weren't counting how many people would be bereft if we died, because we weren't figuring on dying.
  • I had figured on being serious at some points - writing my usual novel length posts about life and the world - but this has been much more entertaining for me.
plan on, count on, rely on, bank on, bargain on, depend on, pin one's hopes on;
anticipate, expect to (be)
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