You have been served

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Definition

You have been served (with a subpoena)!: You have been summoned to appear in court!
idiom

a subpoena: a summons to appear in a US court
noun
A 'subpoena' is a formal order to appear before an American court. It can either be a summons to testify, bring evidence or face punishment.

Examples

  • "Bruno Delavigne, you have been served!"
  • "A subpoena?"

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