case in point

noun phrase

: an illustrative, relevant, or pertinent case

Examples of case in point in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As a case in point, South Korea and Japan are world leaders in energy-efficient shipping because their governments bet on the long-term importance of this sector, while the United States and Europe gave up on a competitive shipping industry decades ago. Ramon Pacheco Pardo, Foreign Affairs, 7 May 2024 However, nobody's perfect—case in point: the standard Apple TV remote. Stackcommerce Team (sponsored), PCMAG, 25 May 2024 The younger Russell experiments with the whiskey in ways his father wouldn’t be interested in—case in point is this 10-year-old bourbon finished in rum casks sourced from Appleton Estate. Jonah Flicker, Robb Report, 15 May 2024 First case in point: the heavyweight industry names in the selection committees, which reflect the ambitions of coordinator Alberto Valverde and his team, to frame ECAM Forum as a must-attend industry event. Annika Pham, Variety, 13 May 2024 As a case in point, heat stress to populations is at critical levels, Berckmans said. Carlos Mureithi, Fortune Europe, 12 Mar. 2024 Another case in point: in the 1973 war, an IDF commander named Ariel Sharon disobeyed orders by leading his troops across the Suez Canal and into Egyptian territory. Shashank Joshi, Foreign Affairs, 20 Feb. 2024 Related Articles The latest cash report from the state controller’s office is a case in point. Dan Walters, The Mercury News, 12 Jan. 2024 The acquisition of Aera Energy by investment groups provides another case in point. Kassia Yanosek, Foreign Affairs, 29 Nov. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1647, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of case in point was in 1647

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“Case in point.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/case%20in%20point. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

case in point

: a typical or relevant case

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