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legal eagle

noun, Slang.
a lawyer.
Origin of legal eagle
First recorded in 1935-40 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • But Belle and I have got to have another conference with the legal eagle.

    The Galaxy Primes Edward Elmer Smith
Contemporary definitions for legal eagle

a lawyer; also called legal beagle's 21st Century Lexicon
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legal eagle

noun phrase

A lawyer, esp a clever and aggressive one: In 1979 Davis' legal eagles got him acquitted again/ Software turns you into a regular legal beagle

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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