case in point

noun phrase

Definition of case in point

: an illustrative, relevant, or pertinent case

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1647, in the meaning defined above

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“Case in point.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of case in point

: a specific example used to show that something you have said is true

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