Legal-eagle meaning

The definition of a legal eagle is slang for a smart, skilled lawyer.

An example of a legal eagle is a top performing lawyer at a major law firm.

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(slang) A lawyer, esp. one regarded as highly skilled or ambitious.
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(idiomatic, informal) A skillful and adroit attorney.

He made his reputation as a legal eagle as a prosecutor before entering private practice.

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Attributive form of legal eagle.

Legal-eagle questioning.

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