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case

A very peculiar, eccentric, or abnormal person. A: "What's the deal with that John guy? He's really weird." B: "Oh yeah, he's a real case. Just sits at the back of class and never speaks."
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case

the [current] instance; an actual situation. I think Bill is a vegetarian, and if that is the case, we should not serve him meat. Susie believes trees can talk, but that is not the case.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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