in the case of (someone or something)

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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.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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.
See also: case, of
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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.
See also: case, of
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.
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