in the event of


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in the event of (something)

In case of (something); if (something) happens. In the event of a fire, please use the stairs. In the event of severe weather, please take shelter.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

in the event of something

if something happens; on the chance that something happens. In the event of his late arrival, please call me. In the event of rain, the parade is canceled.
See also: event, of
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

in the event of

Also, in the event that. See under in case, def. 2.
See also: event, 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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