Значение идиомы case the joint

[case the joint] {v. phr.}, {slang} 1. To study the layout of a place one wishes to burglarize.

The hooded criminals carefully cased the joint before robbing the neighborhood bank.

2. To familiarize oneself with a potential workplace or vacation spot as a matter of preliminary planning.

«Hello Fred,» he said. «Are you working here now?» «No, not yet,» Fred answered. «I am merely casing the joint.»

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Значение идиомы case the joint