2 [countable] [usually singular] a situation or set of conditions, especially one involving a particular person or thing
I think we can make an exception in your case.
be the case: This was the case in the past, but now life is different.
if that’s the case: If that’s the case, I’m not surprised he was angry.
it is the case that: Isn’t it the case that they’re afraid of change?
it’s a case of: It really is a case of ‘no news is good news’.
in that case: ‘I don’t need it tonight.’ ‘In that case, I’ll keep it until tomorrow.’
in which case: They can still agree to our conditions, in which case the bombing will stop.
as is the case: Often, as is the case for these families, there is no other source of support.
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