It is commonly thought that a clever lawyer can find a hole in any law. By creeping through the hole, his client can avoid the effect of the... Read more →
Proverbs containing the word Law
We use this to mean that even though full legal right to a thing has not been established, he who is in possession of it has a far greater right... Read more →
We often use this as an excuse for our own selfish conduct - for 'looking after number one'.
The proverb could be used to justify the behaviour of a man who steals food to keep his wife and family from starving. As Cervantes wrote in Don... Read more →