don't have a leg to stand on

Meaning(s)

1. be in a weakened position where you cannot prove or support an action or argument

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he/she doesn't have a leg to stand on

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If you are in a situation where you 'don't have a leg to stand on' you are in a precarious situation where you don't have support, evidence or proof to support your position.

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  1. There's no way the defendant isn't going to jail at the end of this trial. He doesn't have a leg to stand on!
  2. He claims that she hit him but without a shred of evidence and no witnesses and with his track record,he doesn't have a leg to stand on.

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  1. The company don't have a leg to stand on when it comes to criticizing the business ethics of their competitors as they have been engaging in shady practices for years!
  2. I thought about suing my former employer for unfair dismissal, but without clear proof of a breach of contract I wouldn't have a leg to stand on.

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