not have a leg to stand on

EnglishEdit

VerbEdit

not have a leg to stand on

  1. (idiomatic) To lack support, as in an argument, debate, or negotiation.
    There are still those who argue that the Earth is flat, but with modern technology and satellite photos they really do not have a leg to stand on.

Usage notesEdit

Almost always used in the negative.

Last modified on 16 July 2013, at 20:05