make (out) a case for something

make (out) a case for something
make (out) a case for (something/doing something) to give good reasons why something should be done.

You've certainly made out a case for us buying a dishwasher.


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  • make (out) a case for doing something — make (out) a case for (something/doing something) to give good reasons why something should be done. You ve certainly made out a case for us buying a dishwasher …   New idioms dictionary

  • make (out) a case for — (something/doing something) to give good reasons why something should be done. You ve certainly made out a case for us buying a dishwasher …   New idioms dictionary

  • make out — 1) PHRASAL VERB If you make something out, you manage with difficulty to see or hear it. [V P n (not pron)] I could just make out a tall, pale, shadowy figure tramping through the undergrowth... [V n P] She thought she heard a name. She couldn t… …   English dictionary

  • case — I UK [keɪs] / US noun Word forms case : singular case plural cases *** 1) [countable] an example or instance of something case of: a serious case of nerves a) an instance of a disease case of: a bad case of food poisoning b) a person with a… …   English dictionary

  • To make out — make make, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {made} (m[=a]d); p. pr. & vb. n. {making}.] [OE. maken, makien, AS. macian; akin to OS. mak?n, OFries. makia, D. maken, G. machen, OHG. mahh?n to join, fit, prepare, make, Dan. mage. Cf. {Match} an equal.] 1. To… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • make — make1 W1S1 [meık] v past tense and past participle made [meıd] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(produce)¦ 2¦(do)¦ 3¦(cook)¦ 4¦(cause)¦ 5¦(force)¦ 6¦(mark/hole etc)¦ 7 make it 8 make the meeting/the party/Tuesday etc 9¦(achieve something)¦ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • make — 1 verb past tense and past participle made, PRODUCE STH 1 (T) to produce something by working: I m going to make a cake for Sam s birthday. | Did you make that dress yourself? | a car made in Japan | They re making a documentary about the Civil… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • case — 1 /keIs/ noun 1 EXAMPLE (C) an example of a particular situation, problem etc: In some cases, it is necessary to operate. (+ of): an extreme case of anorexia | case in point (=a clear example of a situation, problem etc that you are discussing or …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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  • make — make, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {made} (m[=a]d); p. pr. & vb. n. {making}.] [OE. maken, makien, AS. macian; akin to OS. mak?n, OFries. makia, D. maken, G. machen, OHG. mahh?n to join, fit, prepare, make, Dan. mage. Cf. {Match} an equal.] 1. To cause to …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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