a case in point

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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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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a case in point

an instance or example that illustrates what is being discussed.
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a case in ˈpoint

a clear example of the problem, situation, etc. that is being discussed: Many of the students are from Latin America. Carlos is a case in point — he’s from Colombia.
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