One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Initiate legal proceedings against someone.‘he's got to pay for it, or I'll take him to law’
litigation, legal action, legal proceedings, lawsuit, justiceView synonyms
- ‘In 1796 Thackeray, together with several other patent ‘pirates'’ were taken to law by Boulton and Watt and, for a while, this engine was stopped.’
- ‘The Board took them to law and won the first round in the English courts, but the owner challenged that finding in the European Court of Justice.’
- ‘We'd be thrown out of any court in the land if we took them to law.’
- ‘That and the written terms may be their defence if you take them to law over it.’
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