a leg to stand on

idi factual support for one's claims or arguments

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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  • leg to stand on — {n. phr.} A firm foundation of facts; facts to support your claim. Usually used in the negative. * /Jerry s answering speech left his opponent without a leg to stand on./ * /Amos sued for damages, but did not have a leg to stand on./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • leg to stand on — {n. phr.} A firm foundation of facts; facts to support your claim. Usually used in the negative. * /Jerry s answering speech left his opponent without a leg to stand on./ * /Amos sued for damages, but did not have a leg to stand on./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • leg\ to\ stand\ on — n. phr. A firm foundation of facts; facts to support your claim. Usually used in the negative. Jerry s answering speech left his opponent without a leg to stand on. Amos sued for damages, but did not have a leg to stand on …   Словарь американских идиом

  • leg to stand on — a firm foundation of facts, facts to support one s claims She doesn t have a leg to stand on as far as her excuses for not finishing her work goes …   Idioms and examples

  • A Leg to Stand On — is a book written by the neurologist Oliver Sacks based on his own experience of losing the control of his legs after an accident.External links* [http://www.oliversacks.com/leg.htm Oliver Sacks: A Leg to Stand On] …   Wikipedia

  • a leg to stand on — phrasal : support; especially : a basis for one s position in a controversy usually used in the negative would not have a leg to stand on in his defiance A.L.Hammond he had no legal legs to stand on Spectator …   Useful english dictionary

  • a leg to stand on — phrasal support; especially a basis for one s position in a controversy …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • leave without a leg to stand on — See: LEG TO STAND ON …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • leave without a leg to stand on — See: LEG TO STAND ON …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • leave\ without\ a\ leg\ to\ stand\ on — See: leg to stand on …   Словарь американских идиом

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