Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

don't have a leg to stand on

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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  • Social Examples (Advance)
    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!
  • Professional Examples (Advance)
    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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