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case in point

noun

a relevant example or apt illustration of something; a pertinent previous case for a similar occurrence

Examples

A news story is often used as a case in point.

Word Origin

1750-55

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case in point

A relevant example or illustration of something, as in A case in point was the collision of a cyclist with a pedestrian crossing the designated bike path. [ Mid-1700s ]
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