a leg to stand on
phrasal support; especially a basis for one's position in a controversy

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • A Leg to Stand On — is a book written by the neurologist Oliver Sacks based on his own experience of losing the control of his legs after an accident.External links* [http://www.oliversacks.com/leg.htm Oliver Sacks: A Leg to Stand On] …   Wikipedia

  • not a leg to stand on — {n. phr.}, {informal} No good proof or excuse; no good evidence or defense to offer. * /The man with a gun and $300 in his pocket was accused of robbing an oil station. He did not have a leg to stand on./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • not a leg to stand on — {n. phr.}, {informal} No good proof or excuse; no good evidence or defense to offer. * /The man with a gun and $300 in his pocket was accused of robbing an oil station. He did not have a leg to stand on./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • not have a leg to stand on — verb To lack support, as in an argument, debate, or negotiation. There are still those who argue that the Earth is flat, but with modern technology and satellite photos they really do not have a leg to stand on …   Wiktionary

  • leave without a leg to stand on — See: LEG TO STAND ON …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • leave without a leg to stand on — See: LEG TO STAND ON …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • leg to stand on — {n. phr.} A firm foundation of facts; facts to support your claim. Usually used in the negative. * /Jerry s answering speech left his opponent without a leg to stand on./ * /Amos sued for damages, but did not have a leg to stand on./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • leg to stand on — {n. phr.} A firm foundation of facts; facts to support your claim. Usually used in the negative. * /Jerry s answering speech left his opponent without a leg to stand on./ * /Amos sued for damages, but did not have a leg to stand on./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • To stand on one's own legs — Leg Leg (l[e^]g), n. [Icel. leggr; akin to Dan. l[ae]g calf of the leg, Sw. l[ a]gg.] 1. A limb or member of an animal used for supporting the body, and in running, climbing, and swimming; esp., that part of the limb between the knee and foot.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To be on foot — Foot Foot (f[oo^]t), n.; pl. {Feet} (f[=e]t). [OE. fot, foot, pl. fet, feet. AS. f[=o]t, pl. f[=e]t; akin to D. voet, OHG. fuoz, G. fuss, Icel. f[=o]tr, Sw. fot, Dan. fod, Goth. f[=o]tus, L. pes, Gr. poy s, Skr. p[=a]d, Icel. fet step, pace… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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