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give evidence of (something)

To provide proof or confirmation of something. Yeah, you can use your driver's license to give evidence of your mailing address. Her 30-page paper gave evidence of her extensive knowledge on the topic.
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in evidence

1. Evident; plainly visible. All the renovations you made to the house are clearly in evidence. I think prospective buyers will be impressed. Jason said he's been cleaning his room all day, but I just went up there, and I didn't see much progress in evidence.
2. As evidence in a court proceeding. The attorney handed the judge the documents so she could admit them in evidence.
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much in evidence

Very noticeable, conspicuous, or apparent. The players have been working hard to improve their trust and confidence in one another, and it was very much in evidence during their impressive display on the field this past weekend. As the two foreign leaders traded insults, diplomacy was no longer much in evidence.
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turn King's/Queen's evidence

To provide evidence in court against other parties involved in the crime for which one has been charged in order to receive a reduced sentence or to avoid prosecution altogether. (Either "King" or "Queen" is used depending on the current ruling monarch.) Primarily heard in UK. Many are speculating that the government aide taken into custody will agree to turn Queen's evidence against the Chancellor of the Exchequer.
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turn state's evidence

To admit guilt in some crime and agree to give evidence against one's accomplices in court in order to avoid or receive a reduced prison sentence. Many are speculating that the administrative aide taken into custody will agree to turn state's evidence against the senator.
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give evidence of something

to show signs of something; to give proof of something. You are going to have to give evidence of your good faith in this matter. A nominal deposit would be fine. She gave evidence of being prepared to go to trial, so we settled the case.
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much in evidence

Cliché very visible or evident. John was much in evidence during the conference. Your influence is much in evidence. I appreciate your efforts.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

in evidence

1. Also, much in evidence. Plainly visible, conspicuous, as in The car's new dents were very much in evidence. [Second half of 1800s]
2. As testimony in a court of law, as in The attorney submitted the photograph in evidence. [c. 1700]
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

in ˈevidence

present and clearly seen: There were very few local people in evidence at the meeting.What’s the matter with John? His sense of humour hasn’t been much in evidence recently.
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turn King’s/Queen’s ˈevidence

(British English) (American English turn State’s ˈevidence) give information against other criminals in order to get a less severe punishment: One of the gang turned State’s evidence and identified at least three others involved in the fraud.
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evidence

n. liquor. (Usually with the. Incorporated into a suggestion that the evidence be destroyed by drinking it.) There is only one thing to do with evidence like this, and that’s drink it.
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in evidence

1. Plainly visible; to be seen: It was early, and few pedestrians were in evidence on the city streets.
2. Law As legal evidence: submitted the photograph in evidence.
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turn state's evidence

To give such testimony in court.
See also: evidence, turn
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