circumstances\ alter\ cases

formal
the way things are, or happen, may change the way you are expected to act.

John's father told him never to touch his gun, but one day when Father was away, John used it to shoot a poisonous snake that came into the yard. Circumstances alter cases.


Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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