case the joint

Main Entry:  case the joint
Part of Speech:  v
Definition:  to look over an establishment, usually with the intention to rob
Usage:  slang's 21st Century Lexicon
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case the joint definition

  1. tv.
    to look over some place to figure out how to break in, what to steal, etc. (Underworld. See also joint.) : First of all you gotta case the joint to see where things are.
  2. tv.
    to look a place over. (No criminal intent. From sense 1.) : The dog came in and cased the joint, sniffing out friends and foes.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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