Make a Federal Case Out of Something

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To give something more importance than it deserves

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  • Make a federal case out of it means that a person wants to make something more important than it really is for his or her benefit, because federal courts solve some important issues only.
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He was trying to make a federal case out of a useless issue to assure his up-gradation in office.

Submitted on February 25, 2019

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