settle out of court

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settle out of court

To resolve (a lawsuit, dispute, or threat thereof) by mutual agreement between both parties involved without going through a trial in a court of law. A noun or pronoun can be used between "settle" and "out." Members of the class-action lawsuit have agreed to settle out of court with the pharmaceutical manufacturer for an undisclosed amount. No one wants some lengthy and expensive trial. Let's just settle this thing out of court, shall we?
See also: court, of, out, settle
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