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Philadelphia lawyer

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EtymologyEdit

Possibly derived from Andrew Hamilton's skillful defense of John Peter Zenger in 1735, though, as the phrase is not attested until 1788, this is uncertain.

NounEdit

Philadelphia lawyer (plural Philadelphia lawyers)

  1. (US) A clever, crafty, or otherwise extremely adroit practitioner of law.

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