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Would you be kind enough to tell me whether the key phrase “have(got) the noose round one’s neck” is used properly in the present case?
The evidence is dead gainst him. He’s as good as got the noose around his neck.
Thank you for your efforts.
Last edited by emsr2d2; 22-May-2010 at 09:21. Reason: Typo
Personally, I think 'evidence is dead against him', though unusual, works fine metaphorically in the context of a 'noose around his neck'.
It might work better if you reversed it:
He's got a noose around his neck as the evidence is dead against him.