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kangaroo courtA judicial or quasi-judicial proceeding, or a group which conducts such proceedings, which is without proper authority, abusive, or otherwise unjust.Rate it:

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kangaroo pissBeer, especially of inferior quality.Rate it:

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kangaroo pissUsed other than as an idiom: see kangaroo, piss.Rate it:

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court martialmilitary trialRate it:

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hold courtTo preside in a formal manner over an official assembly of courtiers and others in which entertainment is presented or affairs of state are considered.Rate it:

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hold courtTo convene or preside over a trial or other legal proceeding in a court of law.Rate it:

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hold courtTo serve as the principal discussant or center of attention in an informal gathering of friends, associates, etc.Rate it:

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laugh out of courtTo dismiss as silly something presented with genuine conviction or treated seriously.Rate it:

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the ball is in someone's courtIt is someone's turn to do something; often making a decision.Rate it:

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the ball is in your courtIt is your turn to do something; often making a decision.Rate it:

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activist justiceA justice (usually referring to a member of a Supreme, High or Appellate court) who makes rulings based on personal political views or considerations rather than on the law, or who issues rulings intended to have political effects.Rate it:

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come upTo appear before a judge or court.Rate it:

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ask my arseA common reply to any question; still deemed wit at sea, and formerly at court, under the denomination of selling bargains.Rate it:

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back wallThe wall at the back of a racquetball or squash court, directly opposite the front wall.Rate it:

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bad actorIndividual or entity with the prior criminal conviction, or who has been sanctioned by the court or regulator.Rate it:

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bring inTo return a verdict in a court of law.Rate it:

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clayA tennis court surface.Rate it:

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forty minutes of hellThe NCAA strategy of playing a suffocating full-court press and aggressive offense for the entirety of a game.Rate it:

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front wallThe main and largest wall in a racquetball or squash court, located at the front of the world; the wall which the ball must hit in a rally.Rate it:

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gare le pot au noirSe disait, au jeu de colin-maillard, pour avertir celui qui a les yeux bandés qu’il court le risque de se heurter contre quelque chose.Rate it:

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ground ruleA rule regarding play on a specific field, course, or court.Rate it:

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intra legem- A court's power to interpret and apply the law to achieve the most equitable result.Rate it:

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k. u. k.which refers to the Court of the HabsburgsRate it:

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kaiserlich und königlichwhich refers to the Court of the HabsburgsRate it:

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keep companyTo court.Rate it:

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killThe grounding of the ball on the opponent's court, winning the rally.Rate it:

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old baileycentral criminal courtRate it:

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par delictumThe par delictum rule prescribes that a party should not obtain satisfaction from a court of law with where his own conduct is wrongful.Rate it:

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pendente litepending a legal suit in courtRate it:

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per curiamAn opinion delivered by an entire court rather than a single judge.Rate it:

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pitch wooTo court.Rate it:

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post no billsA Printed/Scripted sign; addressed to the Public to wit; "Do Not Post nor Affix"; any Bills, Notices, Wanted Posters, Advertising, Missing persons, Court Notices, Auction Bills et al on/upon this site, wall, post, b'ldg., Private PropertyRate it:

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side wallEither of the two parallel walls in a racquetball or squash court, perpendicular to the front wall; either of the walls on the side of the court.Rate it:

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stake outTo end the game by hitting the stake peg in the middle of the court.Rate it:

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stand trialTo be put on trial in a court of law.Rate it:

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tedltS’emploie dans tout endroit où il faut remplir un intitulé puis un message, lorsque le message est suffisamment court pour tenir dans l’intitulé.Rate it:

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the fix is inA process (for example, a court case) has been rigged behind the scenes and its outcome will not reflect true justice.Rate it:

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trial by mediaThe process by which media coverage affects a person's reputation by creating a widespread perception of guilt or innocence, often before, or after, a verdict in a court of law.Rate it:

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walk freeTo go unpunished; to win, or avoid, a criminal court case, particularly when actually guilty.Rate it:

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王家imperial dynasty; imperial courtRate it:

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