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    help with a phrase

    Hi everyone!

    May I ask you for some help?

    How can we name an example which is so demonstrative that deserves to be included in the text-books as a clear example of something?

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    Re: help with a phrase

    If it were that demonstrative, would it still be an example?

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    Re: help with a phrase

    In the US, if an obvious example of something pops up, we call it a "text book case." For example, when certain clues from crimes are compiled, they might be described as a "text book case of a serial killer."

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    Re: help with a phrase

    Quote Originally Posted by Ouisch View Post
    "text book case."
    It's exactly what I meant!!!!
    Thanks a lot!

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