One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Initiate legal proceedings against someone.
litigation, legal action, legal proceedings, lawsuit, justiceView synonyms
- ‘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.’
- ‘That and the written terms may be their defence if you take them to law over it.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘We'd be thrown out of any court in the land if we took them to law.’
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