not have a leg to stand on

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not have a leg to stand on

To have no evidence, support, or justification for one's argument or actions. Unfortunately that whole study was just retracted, and now my thesis doesn't have a leg to stand on. Now that your alibi has been eliminated, you really don't have a leg to stand on, so it's time to confess.
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not have a leg to stand on

Fig. [for an argument or a case] to have no support. You may think you're in the right, but you don't have a leg to stand on. My lawyer said I didn't have a leg to stand on, so I shouldn't sue the company.
See also: have, leg, not, on, stand

not have a leg to stand on

If someone does not have a leg to stand on, they are in a very weak position, because they cannot prove a claim or statement they have made. You'd never win. Our lawyers said you wouldn't have a leg to stand on. I haven't got a leg to stand on. I had no witnesses.
See also: have, leg, not, on, stand
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