in evidence

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in evidence

  1. Also, much in evidence. Plainly visible, conspicuous, as in The car's new dents were very much in evidence. [Second half of 1800s]

  2. As testimony in a court of law, as in The attorney submitted the photograph in evidence. [c. 1700]

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
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