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Phrase: Just a minute, you have just broken my case. #1 (permalink) Fri May 23, 2008 1:44 am   Phrase: Just a minute, you have just broken my case.
 

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ESL/EFL Test #67 "How to attract someone", question 3

Just a minute, you have just ......... my case.

(a) burst
(b) bundled
(c) braced
(d) broken

English Language Tests, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #67 "How to attract someone", answer 3

Just a minute, you have just broken my case.

Correct answer: (d) broken

Your answer was: incorrect
Just a minute, you have just burst my case.
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Couldn't a lawyer say: Just a minute, you have just burst my case?

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Phrase: Just a minute, you have just burst my case. #2 (permalink) Fri May 23, 2008 8:12 am   Phrase: Just a minute, you have just burst my case.
 

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No, I don't think so. What would it mean?
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Phrase: Just a minute, you have just broken my case. #3 (permalink) Fri Jan 07, 2011 16:36 pm   Phrase: Just a minute, you have just broken my case.
 

Hello,

I think this can mean a case made of glass. For exp: I really keep my glasses in a case. And I can say: You have just broken my case.Because it was a glass case.

or: Exhibits in a museums are often displayed in glass cases. I can say: Be careful ! For fear breaking the glass.

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Phrase: Just a minute, you have just broken my case. #4 (permalink) Sat Jan 08, 2011 0:07 am   Phrase: Just a minute, you have just broken my case.
 

Nothing to do with lawyers, though, Kati. Are you following the discussion?
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Phrase: Just a minute, you have just broken my case. #5 (permalink) Sat Jan 08, 2011 7:33 am   Phrase: Just a minute, you have just broken my case.
 

Thanks Mister Micawber. I didn't follow the discussion. Then is is an idiom?
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Phrase: Just a minute, you have just broken my case. #6 (permalink) Sat Jan 08, 2011 7:41 am   Phrase: Just a minute, you have just broken my case.
 

Not an idiom, but the poster was asking about a lawyer's case, which your comment was irrelevant to.
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Phrase: Just a minute, you have just broken my case. #7 (permalink) Sat Jan 08, 2011 7:47 am   Phrase: Just a minute, you have just broken my case.
 

Thanks Mister Micawber.
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Phrase: Just a minute, you have just broken my case. #8 (permalink) Sat Nov 05, 2011 16:04 pm   Phrase: Just a minute, you have just broken my case.
 

What does 'to broke a case' mean?
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Phrase: Just a minute, you have just broken my case. #9 (permalink) Sat Nov 05, 2011 16:41 pm   Phrase: Just a minute, you have just broken my case.
 

Not 'to broke a case' - the imperative form would be 'to break a case'
'broken' is the appropriate tense of the verb 'to break' in this context.

case = luggage case/bag.
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Phrase: Just a minute, you have just broken my case. #10 (permalink) Sun Nov 06, 2011 10:00 am   Phrase: Just a minute, you have just broken my case.
 

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