Take to court

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Definition

to take somebody to court: to sue somebody, to start legal proceedings against somebody, to attempt to prosecute somebody
idiom
I think we are going to need to take them to court. I want to start legal proceedings to sue them as they stole our money.
a court a tribunal, a building where trials and legal cases happen

to settle something out of court: to conclude a case without going to a tribunal
idiom
We found a way to settle out of court. We paid them $50,000 instead of going to the tribunal.

to bring somebody to court: to sue somebody, to start legal proceedings against somebody, to attempt to prosecute somebody
idiom
Do we need to bring this case to court? Can we not resolve the problem without the use of a tribunal?

Examples

  • "Philip : Well Horatio said his monkeys saw Brian stealing perfumes from the laboratory, and then Horatio took him to court, and Brian said it couldn't have been him that stole the perfumes because he was with Icarus, and then the jury said that Brian was innocent, and then-"

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