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a serious case of nerves
I think we can make an exception in your case.
This was the case in the past, but now life is different.
If that's the case, I'm not surprised he was angry.
Isn't it the case that they're afraid of change?
It really is a case of 'no news is good news'.
'I don't need it tonight.' 'In that case, I'll keep it until tomorrow.'
They can still agree to our conditions, in which case the bombing will stop.
Often, as is the case for these families, there is no other source of support.
a civil/criminal case
The case involved charges of police corruption.
A number of libel cases were taken to the Court of Appeal.
He was confident the case against him would be dropped.
He would do anything to win a case.
This strengthens the case of those who argue that the UK should have a Bill of Rights.
There is a strong case for government intervention.
She was being offered a chance to state her case.
Calvin makes a good case for this unpopular policy in his article.
A case can be made for reducing taxes right now.
Have you seen my glasses' case anywhere?
The paintings were shipped in large wooden cases.
This is the British English definition of case. View American English definition of case.
a part of an atom that moves around the nucleus (=centre) and has a negative electrical charge
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