One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A very shrewd lawyer who is expert in the exploitation of legal technicalities.
- ‘The consequence was a labyrinthine system of bonus points and calculating the draw which a Philadelphia lawyer might well have struggled to understand.’
- ‘It doesn't take a Philadelphia lawyer to figure that one out.’
- ‘With that deal he demonstrated there is a career for him as a Philadelphia lawyer once he hangs up his boots.’
With reference to Andrew Hamilton of Philadelphia, who successfully defended John Zenger (1735), an American journalist and publisher, from libel charges.
Philadelphia lawyer/ˌfiləˈdelfēə ˈloiər/
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