to bend / stretch the rules
/bˈɛnd stɹˈɛtʃ ðə ɹˈuːlz/
to do something that is not strictly according to rules, often by making exceptions
dead to rights
/dˈɛd tə ɹˈaɪts/
in a situation that undeniably proves someone to be guilty of a crime or wrongdoing
blood on one's hands
/blˈʌd ˌɑːn wˈʌnz hˈændz/
a situation in which one is responsible for the death of a person
smoking gun
/smˈoʊkɪŋ ɡˈʌn/
a piece of evidence that is used to prove someone's crimes or wrong deeds
to beard the lion in his / her den
/bˈɪɹd ðə lˈaɪən ɪn hɪz hɜː dˈɛn/
to confront someone very powerful or dangerous in their area of control and strength, where they hold the advantage
to break ranks
/bɹˈeɪk ɹˈæŋks/
to publicly oppose a group or party that one has been a member of
to take the law into one's (own) hands
/tˈeɪk ðə lˈɔː ˌɪntʊ wˈʌnz ˈoʊn ɔːɹ hˈændz/
to illegally punish someone in a way that one personally thinks is right or just, often by the use of violence
to jump the light
/dʒˈʌmp ðə lˈaɪt/
to ignore red traffic lights and move past them
the law of the jungle
/ðə lˈɔː ʌvðə dʒˈʌŋɡəl/
used to refer to a situation in which people are willing to do whatever it takes to succeed
bandit territory
/bˈændɪt tˈɛɹɪtˌoːɹi/
a place in which rules and laws are not followed or obeyed
to jump the line
/dʒˈʌmp ðə lˈaɪn/
to try to unfairly move past a group of people lining up somewhere before one's turn arrives
off the back of a truck
/ˈɔf ðə bˈæk əvə tɹˈʌk/
used for saying that a free or unreasonably cheap product is not obtained legally
(of a person) not attending a place one was supposed to or leaving an obligation without any notice or permission
French leave
/fɹˈɛntʃ lˈiːv/
an unannounced and unauthorized absence from a job, workplace, or other commitment
to slip sb a Mickey (Finn)
/slˈɪp ˌɛsbˈiː ɐ mˈɪki fˈɪn/
to secretly put a drug in a person's drink in order to make them unconscious
pink elephants
/pˈɪŋk ˈɛlɪfənts/
a vivid and often bizarre hallucination that a person may experience, typically as a result of heavy drinking or drug use
out of season
/ˌaʊɾəv sˈiːzən/
at a time when it is illegal to hunt an animal
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