case in point


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case in point

An example that demonstrates a point being made as truthful or correct. It's important to always encrypt your data so hackers can't steal it. The recent data breach is a case in point.
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case in point

a specific example of what one is talking about. Now, as a case in point, let's look at nineteenth-century England. Fireworks can be dangerous. For a case in point, look at what happened to Bob Smith last Fourth of July.
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case in point

A relevant example or illustration of something, as in A case in point was the collision of a cyclist with a pedestrian crossing the designated bike path . [Mid-1700s]
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a case in point

A case in point is an example of something you have been talking about. Note: In the first two expressions, a case is a matter that is being dealt with by a lawyer or doctor, rather than referring to a box or suitcase. Anger can harm the person who experiences it. The person who leaves after an argument and drives dangerously fast to work is a case in point. Meeting the needs of future generations may need action now. Protecting the environment is a case in point.
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