Definition of it's a case of — in English:

it's a case of —

phrase

  • Used to introduce a summary of a particular situation, especially one that is unavoidable under the circumstances.

    ‘it's not a case of wanting to return to work but having to’
    • ‘There's nothing between the top six or seven teams in the competition so it's a case of who plays well on the day - and we proved we can do that.’
    • ‘I think, given the circumstances of our lives and that I have been a single mother since she was two, it's a case of so far, so good.’
    • ‘Several retailers have attempted to adopt the technology earlier, but it's a case of once bitten twice shy.’
    • ‘As far as my dreams for our business are concerned, it's a case of what will be will be.’
    • ‘With robots it's a case of when they're good, they're very, very good but when they're bad they make better movies!’