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case the joint


to look over an establishment, usually with the intention to rob

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case the joint

verb phrase

To look at how to break into a place, mainly to find something to steal; also, to check out a location: I thought the real estate agent brought people who were casing the joint/ cased the joint for possible future parties

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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