sue

(redirected from sues)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Financial, Acronyms, Encyclopedia.

so, sue me.

If you are so angry, why don't go ahead and sue me. (A rude way of brushing off an angry person.) A: You ran into my car! You didn't even look where you were going! B: So, sue me.
See also: sue

sue for something

to file a lawsuit in order to get something. If you so much as harm a hair on my head, I will sue for damages. Ted sued for back pay in his dispute with a former employer.
See also: sue

sue someone for something

to file a lawsuit against someone in order to get something. I will sue you for damages if you do anything else to my car! She sued her employer for failure to provide a safe workplace.
See also: sue

sue the pants off (of) someone

Sl. to sue someone for a lot of money. (Of is usually retained before pronouns.) If they harm me in any way, I'll sue the pants off of them. He sued the pants off his landlord.
See also: off, pant, sue

sue for

v.
1. To institute legal proceedings against some person for some redress of grievances: The actor is suing a former TV star for $30 million. Their aunt and uncle sued for custody of the children.
2. To make an appeal or entreaty for something: The people of this country are suing for peace.
See also: sue

(So,) sue me!

tv. So, if you are so bothered or offended, take me into court and sue me. (A way of saying There is nothing you can do about it.) You don’t like the way I talk? So, sue me!
See also: sue

sue me!

verb
See also: sue

sue the pants off (of) someone

tv. to sue someone for a lot of money. If they do it, I’ll sue the pants off of them.
See also: of, off, pant, sue

sue the pants off someone

verb
See also: off, pant, sue
References in periodicals archive ?
We're definitely committed to asking the Justice Department to sue in federal court to overturn the map,'' Clayton said.
Next, the SUE provider uses appropriate surface geophysical methods such as pipe and cable locators, terrain conductivity methods, metal detectors, and ground-penetrating radar to designate existing subsurface utilities or to trace a particular utility system.
The Bush administration, while opposing the Foundation's right to sue, does not seem willing to go as far as Sekulow and Moore would like.
Another issue is that lengthy play therapy in private settings may be a luxury for many Mexican-American children who are disproportionately poor (Sue & Sue, 2003).
Sue is a first-generation Slovakian American woman.
More third parties have the legal right to sue the SysTrust provider under the restatement rule than under the near-privity standard.
Although there's only one book out there saying bad things about David Trimble, he's going to have to stand in line at the courthouse to sue.
Many Mexican American families include extended relatives who often live in the same household (Sue & Sue, 1990).
Thus, in this response to the case study of Sue (Rehfuss, 2003), I combine some of the latest developmental theory with a subjective approach in order to assess and work with the client, Sue, as she finds her way through her career crisis.
Even more surprising is their reliance on an obscure policy provision known as sue and labor, a clause traditionally associated with marine insurance risks.
In addition, the firm assigned to her any potential rights it had to sue and collect damages from the insurance company.
Courts have simply decided that it would be nice if such a right to sue existed, that it would advance the goals of sex discrimination law to have it in there, and that Congress must therefore have meant to create it.
A tenant who is a non-purchaser in a conversion plan cannot sue a sponsor directly for fraud to stop the plan said a recent New York County Supreme Court decision.
Sue Bragato, founder and former Executive Director of the California Network of Educational Charters (CANEC), the nation's first charter schools association, lost her two-year battle with breast cancer last night.