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meaning of "take the law into your own hands"



 
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meaning of "take the law into your own hands" #1 (permalink) Sat Jan 03, 2009 0:11 am   meaning of "take the law into your own hands"
 

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ESL/EFL Test #51 "Legal Expressions", question 2

However angry you may get at what someone has done to you, the police always advise you not to take the law into your own ..........

(a) fingers
(b) hands
(c) mind
(d) control

Business English Lesson, Advanced Level

ESL/EFL Test #51 "Legal Expressions", answer 2

However angry you may get at what someone has done to you, the police always advise you not to take the law into your own hands.

Correct answer: (b) hands
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meaning of "take the law into your own hands" #2 (permalink) Sat Jan 03, 2009 15:47 pm   meaning of "take the law into your own hands"
 

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