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cutthroat defense

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cutthroat defense

noun phrase

A courtroom defense in which two counsels work against each other: The two defense counsels were working in opposition to each other—a cutthroat defense, as it is known (1990s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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