take the stand

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Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

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  • take the stand — {v. phr.} To assume one s position in the witness box during a trial. * /The judge asked the defendant to take the stand./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • take the stand — {v. phr.} To assume one s position in the witness box during a trial. * /The judge asked the defendant to take the stand./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • take the stand — verb give testimony in a court of law (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑testify, ↑attest, ↑bear witness • Derivationally related forms: ↑attestation (for: ↑attest), ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • take\ the\ stand — v. phr. To assume one s position in the witness box during a trial. The judge asked the defendant to take the stand …   Словарь американских идиом

  • take the stand — sit in the witness chair in a courtroom    You witnessed the crime, so you will have to take the stand …   English idioms

  • take the stand — verb To testify as a witness in a trial. The press speculated about whether he would take the stand and testify in his defense …   Wiktionary

  • take the stand — to go into the stand and start to give evidence …   English dictionary

  • take the stand — appear on the witness stand in court in order to testify …   English contemporary dictionary

  • take a stand —    If you take a stand, you adopt a firm position on an issue and publicly declare whether or not you support it.     The politician was asked to take a stand on the government s proposed measures to curb illegal immigration …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • take a stand — say what you believe, state your position, take sides    The teacher doesn t want to take a stand on the Young Offender Act until we ve written our essays …   English idioms

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