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    #1

    get mixed up in a murder case

    Dear teachers,

    What does 'get mixed up in a murder case' mean?

    Thanks in advance.

    Olga

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    #2

    Re: get mixed up in a murder case

    One ‘gets mixed up in a murder case’ . One ‘is involved in or connected with a murder case’.


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    Re: get mixed up in a murder case

    It also has the implication that your involvement is accidental. For example: You were passing by when a murder was committed by people who are total strangers to you. But because you were nearby, the police are suspicious and hold you for questioning.

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    Re: get mixed up in a murder case

    Or you could find yourself involved with the murderer, though, again, accidentally.

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