there ought to be a law


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there ought to be a law

Something objectionable that has happened or that someone did should be against the law. How can the flight be overbooked? I paid for a ticket, so I should have a seat on the plane. There ought to be a law! Behavior like that is just disgusting to me. There ought to be a law, I tell you!
See also: law, ought, there
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There ought to be a law!

and TOBAL
exclam. & comp. abb. There ought to be a law against what you just did or what I just saw happen. (Uttered when something happens that one does not like.) Listen to them talk like that. TOBAL!
See also: ought, there
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