not a leg to stand on

not a leg to stand on
no good proof or excuse, no good evidence or defence to offer someone

The company doesn't have a leg to stand on if they try to refuse to pay you the money that they owe you.


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  • (not) have leg to stand on —    To say that someone doesn t have a leg to stand on means that they can t prove what they say.     Three people testified against him. He didn t have a leg to stand on …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • not a leg to stand on — {n. phr.}, {informal} No good proof or excuse; no good evidence or defense to offer. * /The man with a gun and $300 in his pocket was accused of robbing an oil station. He did not have a leg to stand on./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • not a leg to stand on — {n. phr.}, {informal} No good proof or excuse; no good evidence or defense to offer. * /The man with a gun and $300 in his pocket was accused of robbing an oil station. He did not have a leg to stand on./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • not\ a\ leg\ to\ stand\ on — n. phr. informal No good proof or excuse; no good evidence or defense to offer. The man with a gun and $300 in his pocket was accused of robbing an oil station. He did not have a leg to stand on …   Словарь американских идиом

  • not have a leg to stand on — To have no case at all • • • Main Entry: ↑leg * * * not have a leg to stand on informal phrase to not have any way of proving that you are right about something When it comes to centralism, the UK government doesn’t have a leg to stand on.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • not have a leg to stand on — ► to not have any way of supporting your opinion or defending your position on something: »The State Department doesn t have a leg to stand on if it s going to contradict its own analysis. Main Entry: ↑leg …   Financial and business terms

  • not have a leg to stand on — (not) have a leg to stand on to be in a situation where you cannot prove something. The problem is, if you don t have a witness, you don t have a leg to stand on. I haven t even got the receipt to prove where I bought it, so I don t have a leg to …   New idioms dictionary

  • not have a leg to stand on — ► not have a leg to stand on have no sound justification for one s arguments or actions. Main Entry: ↑leg …   English terms dictionary

  • 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

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