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    What is meant by "Case the joint"?


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    More like a slang phrase:

    "To visit a house, store, or other establishment, with intent to burglarize or rob it later."

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    case the joint:

    To visit a house, store, or other establishment, with intent to burglarize or rob it later. Usually involves locating cameras and other security devices, and planning out one's exact course of action for the heist.
    To the security guards, he looked like an ordinary tourist; little did they know he was actually there to case the joint.

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    Study a house/premises before breaking into it for illegal reasons:

    Urban Dictionary: case the joint

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