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"not have a leg to stand on" in British English

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not have a leg to stand on

to be in a situation in which you cannot prove something: If you have no witnesses, you don't have a leg to stand on.
(Definition of not have a leg to stand on from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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not have a leg to stand on

to have no good arguments to support your position: They settled the lawsuit because they did not have a leg to stand on.
(Definition of not have a leg to stand on from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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