as the case may be


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as the case may be

As conditions or circumstances dictate. Well, she's won't know her work schedule until the day of the party, so she's either coming or she's not, as the case may be.
See also: case, may
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as the ˌcase may ˈbe

used to say that one of two or more possibilities is true, but which one is true depends on the circumstances: There may be an announcement about this tomorrow — or not, as the case may be.
See also: case, may
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