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What Does "Build a Case" Mean?

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"Build a case" is an English idiom. It means "to gather evidence in support of a particular outcome or conclusion."

Examples in Sentences

Here are three examples of the idiom "build a case" used in a sentence:
  • The prosecutor is trying to build a case against the suspect.
  • Before accusing someone, make sure you've built a solid case.
  • The auditor built a case showing financial discrepancies.
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What Is an Idiom?

An idiom is a commonly used expression whose meaning does not relate to the literal meaning of its words. In other words, if you were to translate "Build a Case" word for word, there is no guarantee the translation would help you to understand the meaning.

An idiom often includes a cultural or historical context that makes it difficult for non-native English speakers to understand. A phrase is classified as an idiom when a direct translation of the words does not reveal the meaning. Most idioms rely on shared knowledge or experiences known only to a specific community.

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