legal eagle


Definition of legal eagle 

: lawyer

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Examples of legal eagle in a Sentence

the actor hired a dream team of high-priced legal eagles to help him beat the murder rap

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Clearly there’s much more to learn about this theoretical legal eagle thanks to the files, emails, recordings, and who knows what now in law enforcement’s hands. Frank Rich, Daily Intelligencer, "Sean Hannity Will Remain Trump’s Shadow Chief of Staff," 19 Apr. 2018 Join a squad now featuring former prosecutor and Gridiron Club ringer-singer Joseph diGenova and broadcaster/legal eagle Jay Sekulow. Carolyn Mcatee Cerbin, USA TODAY, "Craigslist ad: Seeking lead attorney for difficult client," 27 Mar. 2018 Surrey and his team of legal eagles promoted this idea through a series of studies and books that showed just how vast this spending was. Julian E. Zelizer, The Atlantic, "How America's Vision of Progressive Tax Reform Died," 28 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of legal eagle

1869, in the meaning defined above

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