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make out a case

1. To offer support for or argue in favor of some idea, opinion, or point of view; to review or state the reasons why something should be done or should be the case. Often followed by "for (something)." Your friend here has been making out quite a strong case for why I should hire you. We'll need some influential people making out a case if we want Congress to consider changing the law.
2. To establish or present the reasons to press legal charges against someone or something. Often followed by "of (something)" or "against (someone)." In order for us to make out a case of corruption, we'll need more than just hearsay as evidence. The DA is making out a case against you, so you'd better lawyer up.
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make out a case (for something)

argue in favour of something: In her report, she makes out a case for giving more funds to the health service.
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