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federal case

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EtymologyEdit

In the United States of America, courts with federal jurisdiction generally are for much more serious offenses than those whose cases are heard by local courts.

NounEdit

federal case (plural federal cases)

  1. (informal) Any over-exaggerated ordeal.
    So I didn't put the toilet seat down — you don't have to make a federal case out of it.

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