federal case

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  1. a matter that falls within the jurisdiction of a federal court or a federal law-enforcement agency.

Idioms about federal case

  1. make a federal case (out) of, Informal. to exaggerate the importance of or make an issue out of (something trivial).

Origin of federal case

First recorded in 1950–55

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