legal eagle

legal eagle
noun

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ˌlegal ˈeagle 7 [legal eagle] (also ˌlegal ˈbeagle) noun (humorous)
a lawyer, especially one who is very clever

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  • legal eagle — (also legal beagle) ► NOUN informal ▪ a lawyer …   English terms dictionary

  • legal eagle — ☆ legal eagle n. Slang a lawyer, esp. one regarded as highly skilled …   English World dictionary

  • legal eagle — noun A skillful and adroit attorney He made his reputation as a legal eagle as a prosecutor before entering private practice. Syn: Philadelphia lawyer, legal beagle …   Wiktionary

  • legal eagle — (also legal beagle) noun informal a lawyer …   English new terms dictionary

  • legal-eagle — Go to legal beagle …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • legal eagle — noun Date: 1942 lawyer …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • legal eagle — Often Disparaging. a lawyer. [1935 40] * * * …   Universalium

  • legal eagle — le′gal ea′gle n. off inf a lawyer • Etymology: 1935–40 …   From formal English to slang

  • legal eagle — /ligəl ˈigəl/ (say leeguhl eeguhl) noun Colloquial a lawyer …  

  • legal eagle —  Clever lawyer …   American business jargon

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