just in case

Idiom Definition

Idiom Definition - just in case

"just in case"

in the event that something should happen


Related words and phrases:

Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - just in case

A mother is speaking to her daughter ...

Mother:  Have you got everything packed?

Daughter:  Yes Mom.

Mother:  Do you have your umbrella?

Daughter:  The weather forecast says sunny and warm all day.

Mother:  Well, just in case the forecast is wrong and it rains, take an umbrella.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - just in case

Two colleagues are talking ...

Colleague 1:  Have you been in contact with the conference organizers to make sure that everything is ready?

Colleague 2: They assure me that they have everything ready.

Colleague 1:  Maybe you should take a digital projector just in case there is a problem with theirs. Your entire presentation relies heavily on a good projector.

Colleague 2:  Good idea. I'll take a spare projector with me.

just in case - Usage:


Usage Frequency Index:   11,896   click for frequency by country

just in case - Gerund Form:

There is no gerund form for just in case.

just in case - Examples:

1)  They prepped the OR around the corner just in case but assured me it probably wouldn't happen again.

2)  Look, I love our country so much, just in case you had any doubts.

3)  Darling, I am writing this letter just in case something happens to me. 

4)  Yahoo Mail, its free webmail service, would provide unlimited storage. Just in case that wasn't totally clear, that's " unlimited " as in " infinite.

5)  It's crunch time, and I want to be on record, just in case some still undecided independent voter cares what I think.

6)  Travel with a GPS and even old-school maps just in case you need to take the back way to grandma's house.

7)  Are men expected to always be on their guard just in case something they say or do makes someone feel uncomfortable?

8)  The United States is not at war with Iran yet, but just in case, the Pentagon says they want to be prepared.

9)  The United States is not at war with Iran yet, but just in case, the Pentagon says they want to be prepared.

10)  It may not be necessary, but it's nice to have just in case you want to check it before you share it.

11)  Natalie's even insisted that I wear sneakers and comfortable clothes today just in case I need to run anywhere.

12)  Oh, but you should know, just in case someone asks... I don't think it is necessarily open to the public.

13)  The contracts for Buehrle and Reyes were backloaded just in case.

14)  I've put together this quick little list (just in case you want to forward it along to your man).

15)  Just in case you missed my last post, here it is again. 

16)  I decided to take an antibiotic my Dr had prescribed, just in case I picked up something. 

17)  He isn't paying me in any way, just in case you wondered.

18)  I thought I would post just in case others had same initial result.

19)  Just in case you're not confused enough at this point, I'll add one other note.

20)  Were they getting ready to step in and protect their teammate just in case a fight started, Mr. Stern?