legal eagle


: lawyer

Examples of legal eagle in a Sentence

the actor hired a dream team of high-priced legal eagles to defend him against the charges
Recent Examples on the Web Veteran Hollywood attorney Craig Emanuel has retired from law firm Paul Hastings after more than 40 years an entertainment legal eagle. William Earl, Variety, 18 Sep. 2023 With a mountain of debt, Giuliani apparently cannot afford to pay his legal fees let alone fork over the kind of hefty retainer such a legal eagle would command. Dave Goldiner New York Daily News (tns), al, 17 Aug. 2023 Rhys is no stranger to returning series, but slipping back in the legal eagle's suit had a particular appeal. Simon Thompson, Forbes, 6 Mar. 2023 Penn praised his legal eagle for managing to stay very involved in his life and CORE non-profit that aims to provide disaster and humanitarian relief around the world, despite being in the thick of an all-consuming case that drew worldwide attention. Cynthia Littleton, Variety, 20 Apr. 2022 These days, that legal eagle would likely tout the suite of services he’s contracted to keep his digital footprint scandal-free. Mark Ellwood, Robb Report, 4 June 2022 Despite yesterday's clickbait Variety interview excerpt implying otherwise, the show has plenty of legal eagle-ing and plenty of She-Hulk being She-Hulk. Scott Mendelson, Forbes, 17 Aug. 2022 But the hypocritical media-hungry legal eagle wasn’t alone, Fertik continues, laughing. Mark Ellwood, Robb Report, 4 June 2022 Hired by Adam Driver for what promises to be a tough custody battle, Liotta’s slick legal eagle is, in animal-kingdom terms, closer to a great white shark. David Fear, Rolling Stone, 26 May 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1869, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of legal eagle was in 1869

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“Legal eagle.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Oct. 2023.

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