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legal beagle

An especially clever, aggressive, or skillful attorney. I might be considered something of a legal beagle now, but I had to work for years to get enough experience to build my reputation.
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and legal-eagle (ˈliglæˈbiglæ and ˈliglæˈiglæ)
n. a lawyer. I’ve got a legal-beagle who can get me out of this scrape.
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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I have told people for most of my life how much I enjoy hearing beagles on a hot track.
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Save the Harlan Beagles is a campaign group set up to stop the breeding of beagles for scientific experiments where the pups are taken from their mums and caged in laboratories.
'When their noses are enthralled with something, beagles go deaf.
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Save the Harlan Beagles, which campaigns against testing on all animals, not just beagles, called a public debate with B&K but Mrs Irving said the company failed to turn up.
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Hunt's beagles on the trail at Palmer Beagle Club in Holland.
Now that I've said that a hunter without dogs can harvest as many cottontails as a hunter with beagles--and I believe this to be true--I must say that there is no better way to spend a winter day than chasing rabbits with beagles.
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In a recently published essay, Beagles and co-author Dave Beech broadsided the tendency of cultural studies to recast the consumption of popular culture as a radical activity.
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The Wye Beagles Hunt set off as normal on Saturday with hounds from other packs.
In a show of defiance the Wye Beagles Hunt set off from Dymchurch, Kent, as normal despite the capture of 46 dogs.
The sound of my beagles baying in full pursuit of a cottontail brings back memories of my very first rabbit hunt.