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She made out/made a good case for (=gave good arguments for) lowering our prices.
Do both 'make and make out' go well with 'a case for sth'?
Thank you in advance.
Thanks a lot, bhaisahab. I too feels it strange that this sentence with 'made out' comes from LONGMAN DICTIONARY OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND CULTURE,in the entry of case.
After reading bhaisahab's reply, I looked the 'case' up again, this time in OXFORD, and found this sentence:
The report makes out a strong case (= gives good arguments) for spending more money on hospitals.
It's a bit odd, isn't it? Expressions like this are often headaches for ESLs.