Definition of take silk in English:
British Become a Queen’s (or King’s) Counsel: some barristers who take silk repent it
More example sentences
- The 51-year-old lawyer took silk as senior counsel in 1997.
- Always ambitious, always ready for a new challenge and always able to meet fresh demands, he was a member of a number of committees before he took silk as a Senior Counsel in 1984.
- Such was his immediate impact that he became the country's youngest-ever senior counsel, taking silk in 1979 at the previously unheard-of age of 30.