I rest my case


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I rest my case

What you've just heard or said proves, supports, or sums up my argument or point of view. (Adapted humorously from what a lawyer might say at the end of a legal presentation.) A: "I think we should put Billy in daycare so he learns how to play better with other kids." B: "But he hates having to share with others." A: "I rest my case."
See also: case, rest

I rest my case.

 
1. Lit. I have completed the presentation of my argument. (Said by a lawyer.) Clearly the defendant is guilty. I rest my case.
2. Fig. What you just heard sums up my point of view. Your remark just supported my position! I rest my case.
See also: case, rest