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In the majority of cases, keeping a project within budget depends on efficient cost control.
a serious case of nerves
It was a case of love at first sight.
Often, as is the case for these families, there is no other source of support.
This was the case in the past, but now life is different.
If that's the case, I'm not surprised he was angry.
I think we can make an exception in your case.
"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.
It really is a case of "no news is good news."
Isn't it the case that they're afraid of change?
a civil/criminal case
The case involved charges of police corruption.
He was confident the case against him would be dropped.
He would do anything to win a case.
The assistant district attorney informed the judge that he had completed the case for the prosecution.
The lawyers told me I didn't have a case.
This horrible crime strengthens the case of those who want all guns to be licensed .
The case against lowering educational standards is overwhelming.
Calvin makes a good case for this unpopular policy in his article.
A case can be made for reducing taxes right now.
She was being offered a chance to state her case.
Have you seen my glasses' case anywhere?
The paintings were shipped in large wooden cases.
This is the American English definition of case. View British English definition of case.