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legal eagle

Syllabification: le·gal ea·gle
(also legal beagle)

Definition of legal eagle in English:

noun

informal
A lawyer, especially one who is keen and astute.
Example sentences
  • There is much admiring of young legal eagles, studying of wizened magistrates and cowering from unrepentant defendants to be done.
  • And as if the company didn't have enough lawyers already, Rambus is currently advertising for yet more legal eagles here.
  • I'm sure the legal eagles who reviewed all this know what they're doing, but this has made me just a little bit curious about exactly how libel laws work.

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