Definition of not have a leg to stand on in US English:

not have a leg to stand on

phrase

  • Have no facts or sound reasons to support one's argument or justify one's actions.

    • ‘Legally, he didn't have a leg to stand on under the Constitution's Supremacy Clause.’
    • ‘We took legal advice, were told we didn't have a leg to stand on, and still the vote went in favour of asking him to reconsider.’
    • ‘At the end of the day he didn't have a leg to stand on.’
    • ‘But in a criminal trial, they don't have a leg to stand on, basically.’
    • ‘You see, when you don't have a leg to stand on, you immediately try to change the subject so you can talk about something else.’
    • ‘When the situation changed, he didn't have a leg to stand on.’
    • ‘Once again, I was hit with the frustration that came with knowing I didn't have a leg to stand on.’
    • ‘Whenever I argued with Norton, I didn't have a leg to stand on.’
    • ‘So the demand and supply merchants don't have a leg to stand on.’
    • ‘Of course, the panel didn't have a leg to stand on.’