in the case of (someone or something)(redirected from in the case of somebody)
in the case of (someone or something)
In reference to; in the instance of; concerning. Well, in the case of your sister, we didn't have to give her a curfew because she never stayed out late.
in the case of someone or something
in the matter of someone or something; in the instance of someone or something. In the case of John, I think we had better allow his request. In the case of this woman, we'll not grant permission.
in the case of
Regarding, in the matter of, in that instance. For example, In the case of James, they decided to promote him to the next grade. [Late 1300s] Also see in case, def. 2.