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as the case may beAs is appropriate to the circumstances; particularly where a choice must be made between two options.Rate it:

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basket caseOne made powerless or ineffective, as by nerves, panic or stress.Rate it:

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break in the caseA new discovery in a case.Rate it:

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case closedThe above is meant as final, not subject to amendation or variation.Rate it:

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case closedUsed other than as an idiom: A case is closed; specifically, a police investigation or similar is resolved.Rate it:

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case in pointAn example that illustrates a point.Rate it:

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federal caseAny over-exaggerated ordeal.Rate it:

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get on somebody's caseTo lecture, berate, or complain to somebody, especially to find fault or criticize.Rate it:

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get on someone's caseTo lecture, berate, or complain to somebody, especially to find fault or criticize.Rate it:

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I rest my caseMy argument is proven; I conclude my statement.Rate it:

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I rest my caseThe previous encapsulates my view.Rate it:

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in caseIn the event; should there be a need.Rate it:

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just in caseIf and only if.Rate it:

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just in caseIn the event; should there be a need.Rate it:

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whatever the case may beAs is appropriate to the circumstances; particularly where a choice must be made between two options.Rate it:

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under glassIn a glass case, like an item in a museum.Rate it:

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after allIn the end; anyway; referring to something that was believed to be the case, but has now been shown not to be.Rate it:

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any way one slices itFrom any perspective; in every case.Rate it:

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back-to-back-to-backsequential or consecutive, in the case of exactly three events.Rate it:

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barrelA solid drum, or a hollow cylinder or case.Rate it:

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bbsAlternative letter-case form of BBS.Rate it:

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be it as it mayEven if that is the case; whether that is true or not; nevertheless.Rate it:

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be that as it mayEven if that is the case; whether that is true or not; nevertheless.Rate it:

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believe one's earsTo believe that something which one hears is truly the case.Rate it:

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believe one's eyesTo believe that something which one directly sees is truly the case.Rate it:

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board outto send (children or pets) to stay with other people (or to boarding school, in the case of children)Rate it:

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Citations:if anythingUsed to suggest or state tentatively that something may be the case.Rate it:

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common lawLaw developed by judges through decisions of courts and similar tribunals (also called case law), as distinguished from legislative statutes or regulations promulgated by the executive branch.Rate it:

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dry powdercash (or cash-like securities) kept in reserve in case of need.Rate it:

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facts on the groundA euphemism, similar to fait accompli, used as an oblique way of saying that discussions over the possession of a given piece of territory has been rendered moot by the presence of military forces.Rate it:

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false alarmA person who pretends to be more accomplished or a thing that seems to be of higher quality than is later found to be the case.Rate it:

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fire hoseA hose used to deliver water in case of fire.Rate it:

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for good measureAs a precaution; just in case; added as an extra.Rate it:

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hospital passAn unwinnable case, often passed to a newly-qualified member of the firm.Rate it:

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I don't knowA reason and common excuse used to state that a person is unclear of why something did or did not happen, or is or is not the case.Rate it:

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I think soI believe that is the case, but am not certain.Rate it:

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ICYWWInitialism of In case you were wondering.Rate it:

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if anythingUsed to suggest or state tentatively that something may be the case.Rate it:

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in the interest of justicethe reason of case dismissal used when the judge decides that justice will be best served when the case is dismissedRate it:

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kysAlternative letter-case form of KYS.Rate it:

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larger than lifeOf greater size or magnitude than is naturally or normally the case.Rate it:

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larger-than-lifeOf greater size or magnitude than is naturally or normally the case.Rate it:

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lay down the lawTo present the law that applies to a given case.Rate it:

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NIMBYAlternative letter-case form of nimbyRate it:

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no matter how one slices itfrom any perspective; in every caseRate it:

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on balanceJudging fairly by considering all facets of a case.Rate it:

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ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny(biology, social sciences, art, philosophy) The physical, cultural, moral, or intellectual development of each individual passes through stages similar to the developmental stages of that individual's species, society, or civilization.1905, J. A. Harris, "The Importance of Investigations of Seedling Stages," Science, New Series, vol. 22, no. 554, p. 186:With reference to seedling stages the statement that ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny must be made with great reserve.1961, M. E. Wolfgang, "Pioneers in Criminology: Cesare Lombroso (1835-1909)," The Journal of Criminal Law, Criminology, and Police Science, vol. 52, no. 4, p. 367:Haeckel maintained that ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny, and this idea was incorporated by Lombroso into his parallelism between the criminal and the child.2002, B. S. Jackson, "Models in Legal History: The Case of Biblical Law," Journal of Law and Religion, vol. 18, no. 1, p. 11:For even if we accept that "ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny," those responsible for the drafting of ancient legal documents were not children, and are hardly to be endowed with some form of infantile mentality.Rate it:

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opinio juris sive necessitatisThe principle of International Law where states believe or accept that a practice exists and must be followed because of a rule of Law requiring it, to the extent that it becomes part of the body of norms known as international Customary Law. See the Lotus CaseRate it:

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pior das hipótesesWorst case scenario.Rate it:

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save something for a rainy dayTo save something just in case one may need it.Rate it:

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