A lawsuit that falls under the jurisdiction of a federal court.
A major issue that has evolved from a minor problem.
Made a federal case out of our tardiness.
Make a federal case (out) ofmake a federal case of, to overreact to or exaggerate (a problem or concern)
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.