Definition of case in point in English:

case in point


  • An instance or example that illustrates what is being discussed.

    ‘the “green revolution” in agriculture is a good case in point’
    • ‘Alas, this principle is applied more generally as governments assume control of the delivery or standard of services of one sort or another: currently the National Health Service and the railways are cases in point.’
    • ‘The distances between producer and consumer, suppliers and manufacturers are increasing everywhere - owers from Kenya and shoes from Taiwan are cases in point.’
    • ‘The air pollution caused by smoking autos and scooters is a case in point.’
    • ‘South Africa, the continent's most successful big economy, is the most important case in point.’
    • ‘A few cases in point: Two men attacked a British executive on the subway.’
    • ‘Just a case in point, the Cathedral that you see behind me is now open for mass every Sunday.’
    • ‘This remarkable piece of documentary theatre is a case in point: it is both reflective and incisive.’
    • ‘Christmas shopping, an activity rife with tragic overtones, is a case in point.’
    • ‘What is now happening on the Shankill Road is a classic example of the case in point.’
    • ‘The Royal Museum that houses the first cloned sheep named Dolly, the National Gallery of Scotland along with quite a few national museums are paradigmatic cases in point.’
    example, instance, case, representative case, typical case, illustration, specimen, sample, exemplar, exemplification, occasion, occurrence
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