case in point

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case in point (plural cases in point)

  1. (idiomatic) An example that illustrates a point.
    • 1837, Ellen Marriage, The Two Poets, translation of original by Honoré de Balzac:
      But philosophers inform us that old age is apt to revert to the habits of youth, and Sechard senior is a case in point—the older he grew, the better he loved to drink.

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