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.

Examples of not have a leg to stand on in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Ryzen 3 4100, however, may not have a leg to stand on. Michael Justin Allen Sexton, PCMAG, 15 Mar. 2022 The president is right to work to eliminate what amounts to a program of political propaganda conducted on the public dime as a requirement of government employment, and federal agencies resisting that effort, the Centers for Disease Control prominent among them, do not have a leg to stand on. Nr Editors, National Review, 17 Sep. 2020

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“Not have a leg to stand on.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Dec. 2023.

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