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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.
See also: beagle, legal

legal duty

Something that one must do, as required by law. It is the legal duty of homeowners in this community to maintain their property and not let it fall into disrepair.
See also: duty, legal

legal eagle

An especially clever, aggressive, or skillful attorney. I might be considered something of a legal eagle now, but I had to work for years to get enough experience to build my reputation.
See also: eagle, legal

legal wrinkle

1. A loophole, gray area, or exploitable flaw within a piece of legislation that allows something to happen contrary to the law's intended purpose. A legal wrinkle in the decades-old law is being used by the company to justify its expansion without the approval of the city council.
2. An unexpected legal development or implication. The court's decision is the latest legal wrinkle in the highly publicized case.
See also: legal, wrinkle
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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.


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