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not have a leg to stand on

to have no good ​arguments to ​supportyourposition: 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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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 Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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