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The more featureless and commonplace a crime is, the more difficult it is to bring it home. In this case, however, they have established a very serious case against the son of the murdered man.”

The Boscombe Valley Mystery, short story

Hi. Does the underlined phrase mean the same as “build a case against”?

https://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/build+a+case+against+(someone+or+something)

Thank you.

build a case against (someone or something)

To compile evidence that supports an argument or charges against someone or something.
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The more featureless and commonplace a crime is, the more difficult it is to bring it home. In this case, however, they have established a very serious case against the son of the murdered man.”

The Boscombe Valley Mystery, short story

Hi. Does the underlined phrase mean the same as “built a case against”? Yes

https://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/build+a+case+against+(someone+or+something)

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Thank you, Clive. So what does “case” exactly mean here?

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