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50 Mistreated Words and Desecrated Phrases: Case and Point

Maybe it’s time to case the joint one more time – or at least, to check the dictionary.

When a person wants to cite an example, perhaps bolstering his own argument, he might say, “case in point.”

It’s not “case and point.”

Sure, he may be pointing to a real court case. Or he may refer to an anecdote, life experience, or news story.

In any case, it’s a “case in point.”

Case closed.

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