Definition of Just in case

1. Adverb. If there happens to be need. "I have money, just in case"

Exact synonyms: In Case



Definition of Just in case

1. Adverb. (idiomatic) In the event; should there be a need. ¹

2. Adverb. (logic) if and only if ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Just In Case

just-in-time
just-noticeable difference
just-so story
just a minute
just a sec
just a second
just about
just another pretty face
just as
just as well
just compensation
just compensations
just deserts
just desserts
just ducky
just in case (current term)
just in time
just kidding
just like that
just now
just right
just shoot me
just so
just the same
just the ticket
just then
just what the doctor ordered
just wondering
justed
juster

Literary usage of Just in case

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of English Usage by Inc. Merriam-Webster (1994)
"a literary party where one is expected to know all the guests but the host keeps murmuring their names in one's ear just in case —Humphrey Carpenter, ..."

2. When Your Child Is Missing: A Family Survival Guide by Shay Bilchik (1999)
"Just in Case... Guidelines on Using the Federal Parent Locator Service in Cases of Parental Kidnaping and Child Custody Just in Case. ..."

3. Claudine the Circus Woman by Timothy J. Quinlan (2000)
"just in case, though, I decided to get the heck out of there. I ran from the store and signaled for Claudine to start the truck. ..."

4. Cooking With the Baker Street Bunchby M. W. Paulson by M. W. Paulson (2006)
""I want the PTA just in case things get really rotten," Breanna explained. "My mom told me those people are mean enough to whip their weight in wildcats, ..."

5. Batterer Intervention: Program Approaches & Criminal Justice Strategies by Christine Smith, Kerry Healey, Chris O'Sullivan (1999)
"So what are you going to do just in case he doesn' t change?" The liaison advises the victim to identify the absolutely essential items she would need if ..."

6. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of English Usage by Inc. Merriam-Webster (1994)
"a literary party where one is expected to know all the guests but the host keeps murmuring their names in one's ear just in case —Humphrey Carpenter, ..."

7. When Your Child Is Missing: A Family Survival Guide by Shay Bilchik (1999)
"Just in Case... Guidelines on Using the Federal Parent Locator Service in Cases of Parental Kidnaping and Child Custody Just in Case. ..."

8. Claudine the Circus Woman by Timothy J. Quinlan (2000)
"just in case, though, I decided to get the heck out of there. I ran from the store and signaled for Claudine to start the truck. ..."

9. Cooking With the Baker Street Bunchby M. W. Paulson by M. W. Paulson (2006)
""I want the PTA just in case things get really rotten," Breanna explained. "My mom told me those people are mean enough to whip their weight in wildcats, ..."

10. Batterer Intervention: Program Approaches & Criminal Justice Strategies by Christine Smith, Kerry Healey, Chris O'Sullivan (1999)
"So what are you going to do just in case he doesn' t change?" The liaison advises the victim to identify the absolutely essential items she would need if ..."

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