go to trial

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go to trial

To cause a case to be tried in court. Considering the crimes that man's committed, he's definitely going to trial.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

go to trial

[for a case] to go into court to be tried. When will this case go to trial? We go to trial next Monday.
See also: go, to, trial
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Legal rules mean that if he had gone to trial and won and been awarded pounds 300,000, all of the legal costs of both sides would come out of his damages.
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Riddet said: "If we had gone to trial and lost he would have served a minimum of five years and could have got 16 years.
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