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    acquit/acquattal/leg to stand on/get to the bottom of matter

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to share with me your opinion concerning the feasibility of the following sentences?

    On November 16, 2005, Halilović was acquitted on all charges and released.
    Mr Hope was initially convicted but then was acquitted on appeal.
    A Swiss court convicted the couple of money laundering in 2003, but in 2008 Zardari was acquitted on appeal.
    He was acquitted of murder.
    He acquitted himself of suspicion.
    acquit = to free or clear from a charge or accusation
    money laundering = the process of creating the appearance that large amounts of money obtained from serious crimes, such as drug trafficking or terrorist activity, originated from a legitimate source.

    To acquit oneself of one's duties well.
    He acquitted himself well in battle.
    Recruits acquitted themselves like veterans.
    acquit = to conduct (oneself) in a specified manner

    He has to acquit himself of a promise.
    acquit oneself of a promise = keep one's promise

    F. Dlulqueen directed the jury to bring in the acquittal verdict.
    The jury brought in an acquittal.

    The acquittal of six police officers charged with the beating of an alleged drug dealer.

    What have you got to say for yourself?

    I have no leg to stand on.

    If you want my opinion, I suggest you cancel all your engagements for today and wait until the police get to the bottom of the matter.

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.

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    Exclamation Re: acquit/acquattal/leg to stand on/get to the bottom of matter

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to share with me your opinion concerning the feasibility of the following sentences?

    On November 16, 2005, Halilović was acquitted on/of all charges and released. I think 'of' is more appropriate.
    Mr Hope was initially convicted but then was acquitted on appeal.
    A Swiss court convicted the couple of money laundering in 2003, but in 2008 Zardari was acquitted on appeal.Ok
    He was acquitted of murder.OK
    He acquitted himself of suspicion. OK, =He is absolved of any blame
    acquit = to free or clear from a charge or accusation
    money laundering = the process of creating the appearance that large amounts of money obtained from serious crimes, such as drug trafficking or terrorist activity, originated from a legitimate source.

    To acquit oneself of one's duties well.
    He acquitted himself well in battle.
    Recruits acquitted themselves like veterans.
    acquit = to conduct (oneself) in a specified manner=
    to do something well, especially something difficult that you do for the first time which is observed by others

    He has to acquit himself of a promise.
    acquit oneself of a promise = keep one's promiseOK

    F. Dlulqueen directed the jury to bring in the acquittal verdict.
    The jury brought in an acquittal. OK,= Judgment, as by the jury, that a defendant is not guilty of a crime as charged.

    The acquittal of six police officers charged with the beating of an alleged drug dealer. ...was not viewed well in the pulic eye.

    What have you got to say for yourself? =used to ask someone to explain why they have done something bad
    How dare you've damaged my car - what have you got to say for yourself?


    I have no leg to stand on. A standard idiom: not have a leg to stand on, meaning 'to have no chance of success', 'to have no justification'
    He has no leg to stand on, how can he get this job?
    If you want my opinion, I suggest you cancel all your engagements for today and wait until the police get to the bottom of the matter.= to find the root couse or the main cuprit
    This is a big scandal. You have to take the help of an investigative agency to get to the bottom of the matter

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.
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    Re: acquit/acquattal/leg to stand on/get to the bottom of matter

    On November 16, 2005, Halilović was acquitted on all charges and released.
    acquitted OF all charges

    Mr Hope was initially convicted but then was acquitted on appeal.

    A Swiss court convicted the couple of money laundering in 2003, but in 2008 Zardari was acquitted on appeal.

    He was acquitted of murder.

    He acquitted himself of suspicion.

    acquit = to free or clear from a charge or accusation
    money laundering = the process of creating the appearance that large amounts of money obtained from serious crimes, such as drug trafficking or terrorist activity, originated from a legitimate source.
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    To acquit oneself of one's duties well.

    He acquitted himself well in battle.

    Recruits acquitted themselves like veterans.
    acquit = to conduct (oneself) in a specified manner
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    He has to acquit himself of a promise.
    acquit oneself of a promise = keep one's promise
    I am not aware of this usage.
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    F. Dlulqueen directed the jury to bring in the acquittal verdict.
    to bring in a verdict of acquittal

    The jury brought in an acquittal.

    The acquittal of six police officers charged with the beating of an alleged drug dealer.
    I suppose so, but I think this is awkward. I believe a newspaper editor would recast the sentence (this is only a phrase, so it's hard to recast)

    What have you got to say for yourself?
    In the US, "What do you have to say for yourself?"

    I have no leg to stand on.
    No. It's "to have a leg to stand on"
    - I don't have a leg to stand on.
    - He didn't have a leg to stand on.


    If you want my opinion, I suggest you cancel all your engagements for today and wait until the police get to the bottom of the matter.

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