Federal Case Definition
Make a federal case (out) ofmake a federal case of, to overreact to or exaggerate (a problem or concern)
Webster's New World
A major issue that has evolved from a minor problem.
Made a federal case out of our tardiness.
(idiomatic) Any over-exaggerated ordeal.
So I didn't put the toilet seat down "” you don't have to make a federal case out of it.
Other Word Forms of Federal Case
Origin of Federal Case
In the United States of America, courts with federal jurisdiction generally are for much more serious offenses than those whose cases are heard by local courts.
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