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  • in case of — also[in the event of] {prep.} In order to meet the possibility of; lest there is; if there is; if there should be. * /Take your umbrellas in case of rain./ * /The wall was built along the river in case of floods./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • in case of — also[in the event of] {prep.} In order to meet the possibility of; lest there is; if there is; if there should be. * /Take your umbrellas in case of rain./ * /The wall was built along the river in case of floods./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • In default of — Default De*fault , n. [OE. defaute, OF. defaute, defalte, fem., F. d[ e]faut, masc., LL. defalta, fr. a verb meaning, to be deficient, to want, fail, fr. L. de + fallere to deceive. See {Fault}.] 1. A failing or failure; omission of that which… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • In bar of — Bar Bar (b[aum]r), n. [OE. barre, F. barre, fr. LL. barra, W. bar the branch of a tree, bar, baren branch, Gael. & Ir. barra bar. [root]91.] 1. A piece of wood, metal, or other material, long in proportion to its breadth or thickness, used as a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • In case — Case Case, n. [F. cas, fr. L. casus, fr. cadere to fall, to happen. Cf. {Chance}.] 1. Chance; accident; hap; opportunity. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] By aventure, or sort, or cas. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] 2. That which befalls, comes, or happens; an… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • In case that — Case Case, n. [F. cas, fr. L. casus, fr. cadere to fall, to happen. Cf. {Chance}.] 1. Chance; accident; hap; opportunity. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] By aventure, or sort, or cas. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] 2. That which befalls, comes, or happens; an… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde — Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde redirects here. For other uses, see Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (disambiguation). Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde   …   Wikipedia

  • case — See: BASKET CASE, CIRCUMSTANCES ALTER CASES, COUCH CASE, GET DOWN TO BRASS TACKS also GET DOWN TO CASES, IN ANY CASE, IN CASE or IN THE EVENT, IN CASE OF also IN THE EVENT OF, VANITY CASE …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • case — See: BASKET CASE, CIRCUMSTANCES ALTER CASES, COUCH CASE, GET DOWN TO BRASS TACKS also GET DOWN TO CASES, IN ANY CASE, IN CASE or IN THE EVENT, IN CASE OF also IN THE EVENT OF, VANITY CASE …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • in store — {adj.} or {adv. phr.} 1. Saved up in case of need; ready for use or for some purpose. * /If the electricity goes off, we have candles in store in the closet./ * /The squirrel has plenty of nuts in store for the winter./ Compare: IN RESERVE, IN… …   Dictionary of American idioms

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