have a leg up on something

have a leg up on something
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  • have a leg to stand on — (not) have a leg to stand on to be in a situation where you cannot prove something. The problem is, if you don t have a witness, you don t have a leg to stand on. I haven t even got the receipt to prove where I bought it, so I don t have a leg to …   New idioms dictionary

  • not have a leg to stand on — To have no case at all • • • Main Entry: ↑leg * * * not have a leg to stand on informal phrase to not have any way of proving that you are right about something When it comes to centralism, the UK government doesn’t have a leg to stand on.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • not have a leg to stand on — (not) have a leg to stand on to be in a situation where you cannot prove something. The problem is, if you don t have a witness, you don t have a leg to stand on. I haven t even got the receipt to prove where I bought it, so I don t have a leg to …   New idioms dictionary

  • not have a leg to stand on — ► to not have any way of supporting your opinion or defending your position on something: »The State Department doesn t have a leg to stand on if it s going to contradict its own analysis. Main Entry: ↑leg …   Financial and business terms

  • not have a leg to stand on — informal to not have any way of proving that you are right about something When it comes to centralism, the UK government doesn t have a leg to stand on …   English dictionary

  • leg*/*/*/ — [leg] noun [C] 1) one of the parts of a person s or animal s body to which the feet are attached an exercise to strengthen the leg muscles[/ex] She sat down and crossed her legs.[/ex] 2) the part of a piece of clothing that covers one of your… …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • leg — leg1 [ leg ] noun count *** ▸ 1 part of body ▸ 2 clothing covering leg ▸ 3 meat from animal leg ▸ 4 part of furniture ▸ 5 part of trip/race ▸ + PHRASES 1. ) one of the two parts of your body to which your feet are attached: He s trying to balance …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • leg — 1 /leg/ noun 1 BODY PART (C) either of the two long parts of your body that your feet are joined to, or a similar part on an animal or insect: Angie broke her leg skiing. | A spider has 8 legs. | She s got long skinny legs. 2 FOOD (C, U) the leg… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • leg — [[t]le̱g[/t]] ♦♦ legs, legging, legged 1) N COUNT: usu poss N A person or animal s legs are the long parts of their body that they use to stand on. He was tapping his walking stick against his leg. Derived words: legged [[t] legɪd[/t]] COMB in… …   English dictionary

  • leg — leg1 W1S1 [leg] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(body part)¦ 2¦(meat)¦ 3¦(furniture)¦ 4¦(clothing)¦ 5¦(journey/race)¦ 6¦(sport)¦ 7 not have a leg to stand on 8 get your leg over 9 have legs ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [Date: 1200 1300; …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • leg — /lɛg / (say leg) noun 1. one of the members or limbs which support and move the human or animal body. 2. this part of an animal, especially lamb or veal, used as meat to roast, bake, etc. 3. that part of the limb between the knee and the ankle. 4 …   Australian-English dictionary


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