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stand up in court

To prove acceptable or admissible by a judge in a court trial. He's suing me for defamation, but there's no way it will stand up in court. All of your evidence is circumstantial—you don't have anything on me that will stand up in court!
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stand up in court

[for a case] to survive a test in a court of law. Do you think that this case will stand up in court? These charges will never stand up in court. They are too vague.
See also: court, stand, up
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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