A case in the point

what does “a case in the point” mean?and how does we use it in context?[/

Hi Brainy,

The idiom a case in point means a good example, relevant to the present discussion.[YSaerTTEW443543]

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Hi Brainy,

Just some more about the expression A CASE IN POINT, added to what Torsten has already said. The word ‘case’ is often used to mean ‘example’ either in a medical or legal sense. So we can use ‘case’ together with ‘interesting’ or ‘unusual’ when we are referring to a physical condition or criminal behaviour. The word ‘point’ is used in the sense of relevance as in expressions like: What’s the point? I can’t see the point of it all. Let me put the whole expression in context for you - imagine that you are in the street and having a discussion with someone about how often people throw beer cans, cigarette packets and sweet papers on the ground instead of using the rubbish bins in the street. Then as you walk along, you see a lot of rubbish outside a shop and your friend says: ‘Look there’s a case in point’, which means there is an example of what we were talking about.


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