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n. a phrase used by lawyer to make it seem as if somebody didn't do something wrong when they really did.
Lawyer: Yes, your Honor, my clients may have created fake financial records for Enron, but they were not a proximate cause of harm to Enron shareholders because Enron was going to implode anyways.
by Petrochelli May 02, 2008
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