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case out

slang To observe and examine someone or something, often to gain knowledge for a specific future purpose. A noun or pronoun can be used between "case" and "out." I cased my opponent out in preparation for the big fight. Judging from the security footage, those men cased out the shop hours before robbing it.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

case someone or something out

Sl. to look someone or something over carefully, with a view to additional activity at a later time. He came into the room and cased all the lighting fixtures out. He cased out the fixtures to see which ones to replace. John cased the girls out.
See also: case, out
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

case someone/something out

tv. to look someone or something over carefully, with a view to additional activity at a later time. He cased out the fixtures to see which ones to replace.
See also: case, out, someone, something
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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