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    #1

    just in case/just for a case

    Are idioms 'just in case' and 'just for a case' interchangeable/complete synonyms? Do they mean the same? In the dictionary of idioms I've found only 'just in case', though when I google it, I see millions of examples of 'just for a case'. Why is this 'discrimination' of 'just for a case'?
    If I were a native speaker of English, I would never shut up. :-)

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    Re: just in case/just for a case

    As far as I know, "just for a case" is not an idiomatic/set expression.

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    #3

    Re: just in case/just for a case

    When I Google "just for a case", I end up with a lot of websites talking about prices for a case of goods.

    I agree with Teechar that "just for a case" isn't a set phrase.
    Translator, editor and TESOL certificate holder, but not a teacher. Native speaker of American English (West Coast)

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