rest one's case


rest one's case
finish one's argument, complete the presentation of an argument (especially a legal argument)

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • rest one's case — ► rest one s case conclude one s presentation of evidence and arguments in a lawsuit. Main Entry: ↑rest …   English terms dictionary

  • rest one's case — conclude one s presentation of evidence and arguments in a lawsuit. → rest …   English new terms dictionary

  • rest one's case — conclude one s presentation of evidence and arguments in a lawsuit ■ humorous said to show that one believes one has presented sufficient evidence for one s views …   Useful english dictionary

  • rest — Ⅰ. rest [1] ► VERB 1) cease work or movement in order to relax or recover strength. 2) allow to be inactive in order to regain or save strength or energy. 3) place or be placed so as to stay in a specified position: his feet rested on the table.… …   English terms dictionary

  • rest — I. /rɛst / (say rest) noun 1. the refreshing quiet or repose of sleep: a good night s rest. 2. refreshing ease or inactivity after exertion or labour: to allow an hour for rest. 3. relief or freedom, especially from anything that wearies,… …   Australian English dictionary

  • rest — 1. v. & n. v. 1 intr. cease, abstain, or be relieved from exertion, action, movement, or employment; be tranquil. 2 intr. be still or asleep, esp. to refresh oneself or recover strength. 3 tr. give relief or repose to; allow to rest (a chair to… …   Useful english dictionary

  • rest — rest1 rester, n. /rest/, n. 1. the refreshing quiet or repose of sleep: a good night s rest. 2. refreshing ease or inactivity after exertion or labor: to allow an hour for rest. 3. relief or freedom, esp. from anything that wearies, troubles, or… …   Universalium

  • rest — I [[t]rɛst[/t]] n. 1) the refreshing quiet or repose of sleep 2) refreshing ease or inactivity after exertion or labor 3) relief or freedom, esp. from trouble, anxiety, etc 4) a period or interval of inactivity, repose, solitude, or tranquillity… …   From formal English to slang

  • case — I n. legal action argument 1) to hear, try a case (the court will not hear this case) 2) to argue, plead a case (the lawyer argued the case skillfully) 3) to make (out), present, state; take a case (she made out a good case for her client; the… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • rest — rest1 verb 1》 cease work or movement in order to relax or recover strength.     ↘allow to be inactive in order to regain strength or health.     ↘(of a problem or subject) be left without further investigation or discussion. 2》 place or be placed …   English new terms dictionary


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