At length Hugh, after some elbowing and winking between himself and Mr Dennis, ventured to stay his hand
, and to ask him why he meddled with that riband in his hat.
Once the court announced the judgment in one reference, he said, the judge should be obliged to stay his hand
from deciding any of the other two references as a matter of propriety, equity and fair play.
Another factor which may persuade him to stay his hand
is the uncertainty hanging over the head of Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt.
But right now, Abramovich is faced with the dilemma of whether to act immediately or stay his hand
He indicated that both coroners should re-examine the position if new material came to light, saying: "In my judgment, either coroner should stay his hand
Abramovich is faced with the dilemma of whether to act immediately to get rid of Claudio Ranieri or stay his hand