One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Begin to behave honestly after a period of illegal activity.‘we're going legit—no more things that have fallen off the back of a lorry’
- ‘His desire, now that his life is ending, is to attempt to leave the mafia business and go legit.’
- ‘Now he's ready to go legit and take his antics to Foufs where he intends to prove he's not your average MC.’
- ‘Just saying they're going legit and changing a user agreement or certain practices is not nearly enough.’
- ‘Perhaps he yearns for the confidence to go legit on the circuit?’
- ‘With his reputation, many will certainly be surprised to hear that he may have actually gone legit after all of this.’
- ‘They bootlegged liquor during the depression, then went legit.’
- ‘So, in an attempt to go legit, Seth joins J.T. Marlin as a trainee.’
- ‘In some cases, such as Napster, former outlaw sites have gone legit and are working with the record companies.’
- ‘But the sites are not yet comprehensive or cheap enough to persuade users to go legit.’
- ‘They were commanded by another privateer, Woodes Rogers, who later went legit, leased the Bahamas and became the islands' first governor.’
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