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common lawcommon law (law developed by judges)Rate it:

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the law is an assThe law, as created by legislators or as administered by the justice system, cannot be relied upon to be sensible or fair.Rate it:

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above the lawExempt from the laws that apply to everyone else.Rate it:

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against the lawIllegal, forbidden by law.Rate it:

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against the lawUsed other than as an idiom: see against, the, law.Rate it:

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break a lawTo violate a law.Rate it:

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common lawLaw developed by judges through decisions of courts and similar tribunals (also called case law), as distinguished from legislative statutes or regulations promulgated by the executive branch.Rate it:

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common lawOne of two legal systems in England and in the United States before 1938 (the other being equity).Rate it:

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common lawUsed other than as an idiom: see common, law.Rate it:

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in lawrelations by marriageRate it:

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law LatinBarbarous Latin.Rate it:

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law of the jungleThe survival of the fittest, strongest or most cunning.Rate it:

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lay down the lawTo present the law that applies to a given case.Rate it:

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lay down the lawTo authoritatively or dogmatically assert what is permitted or not permitted.Rate it:

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lay down the lawTo promulgate law.Rate it:

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lemon lawA law dealing with defective items, especially automobiles, and consumers' rights.Rate it:

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let go an anchor to the windward of the lawTo keep within the letter of the law.Rate it:

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long arm of the lawThe influence or effectiveness of law enforcement institutions; law enforcement officers collectively.Rate it:

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necessity knows no lawSomeone who is desperate cannot be expected to obey the rules, or keep the law.Rate it:

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one's word is lawRequests or orders of (a person) should definitely be fulfilled.Rate it:

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possession is nine points of the lawDated form of possession is nine-tenths of the law.Rate it:

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possession is nine-tenths of the lawOne who has possession of a thing has some right to it; a popular statement of the doctrine of adverse possession.Rate it:

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sign into lawTo sign as a mark of official approval.Rate it:

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take the law into one's own handsTo punish someone according to one's own idea of justice and without consideration for the role of law enforcement authorities.Rate it:

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the law is a assAlternative form of the law is an ass.Rate it:

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the long arm of the lawThe body of law enforcement officers.Rate it:

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there ought to be a lawIndicates disapproval of a situation.Rate it:

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there oughta be a lawEye dialect spelling of there ought to be a law.Rate it:

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there oughtta be a lawEye dialect spelling of there ought to be a law.Rate it:

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before it was coolBefore was popular, trendy, famous, or duly appreciated.Rate it:

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before you can say boo.It means that you need to do it before you can say anythingRate it:

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cast pearls before swineTo give things of value to those who will not understand or appreciate it.Rate it:

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Don't Count Your Chickens before They HatchTo warn someone to wait until the expected good thing has really happened till then avoid making further plansRate it:

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pride comes before a fallA person who is extremely proud of his or her abilities will often suffer a setback or failure, because he or she tends to be overconfident and to make errors of judgment.Rate it:

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put the cart before the horseTo put things in the wrong order or with the wrong priorities.Rate it:

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sisters before mistersA woman should prioritize her female friends over her boyfriend or husband.Rate it:

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look before you leapDon't jump into something too precipitously; be at least a bit foresightful or circumspect.Rate it:

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the darkest hour is just before the dawnThe worst situation comes before a good one.Rate it:

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before you can say knifeVery quickly; quicker than one expects.Rate it:

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pride cometh before a fallAlternative form of pride comes before a fall.Rate it:

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before someone's timeFrom before one was born or old enough to be aware of the world.Rate it:

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wrap it before you tap itwear a condom before sexual intercourse.Rate it:

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pride goes before a fallAlternative form of pride comes before a fall.Rate it:

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"before kicking the ball into the goal, think like a goalkeeper."GoalkeeperRate it:

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age before beautyA phrase said to allow older people to go before younger ones.Rate it:

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balls before holesSimilar to Bros before hoesRate it:

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before someone's timeAt a stage in one's life, development, etc. that seems premature.Rate it:

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before you can say jack robinsonVery quickly. Quicker than you expect.Rate it:

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boldly go where no man has gone beforeTo break new ground.Rate it:

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bros before hoes(US, informal) A man should prioritize his male friends over his girlfriend or wife.Rate it:

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