not have a leg to stand on

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of not have a leg to stand on

:to have no support for what one thinks, says, or does
  • He claims that the company cheated him, but without evidence of a written agreement, he doesn't have a leg to stand on.

Word by Word Definitions

leg play
  1. : a limb of an animal used especially for supporting the body and for walking: such as

  2. : one of the paired vertebrate limbs that in bipeds extend from the top of the thigh to the foot

  3. : the part of such a limb between the knee and foot

  1. : to use the legs in walking

stand play
  1. : to support oneself on the feet in an erect position

  2. : to be a specified height when fully erect

  3. : to rise to an erect position

  1. : a halt for defense or resistance

  2. : an often defensive effort of some duration or degree of success

  3. : a stop made to give a performance


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