not have a leg to stand on

Definition of not have a leg to stand on

  1. :  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

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

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

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

  1. :  to use the legs in walking

    :  run

  1. : legal

    : legato

    : legislative; legislature

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

    :  to be a specified height when fully erect

    :  to rise to an erect position

  1. :  a halt for defense or resistance

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

    :  a stop made to give a performance


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WORD OF THE DAY

holding stubbornly to a belief or view

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