textbook case/example

Definition of textbook case/example

:a classic, perfect case/example
  • The scandal is a textbook case/example of corporate greed.

Word by Word Definitions

textbook play
  1. : a book used in the study of a subject: such as

  2. : one containing a presentation of the principles of a subject

  3. : a literary work relevant to the study of a subject

  1. : of, suggesting, or suitable to a textbook

case play
  1. : a set of circumstances or conditions

  2. : a situation requiring investigation or action (as by the police)

  3. : the object of investigation or consideration

  1. : a box or receptacle for holding something

  2. : a box together with its contents

  3. : set

  1. : to enclose in or cover with or as if with a case : encase

  2. : to line (something, such as a well) with supporting material (such as metal pipe)

  3. : to inspect or study especially with intent to rob

example play
  1. : one that serves as a pattern to be imitated or not to be imitated

  2. : a punishment inflicted on someone as a warning to others

  3. : one that is representative of all of a group or type

  1. : to serve as an example of

  2. : to be or set an example to


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