ambulance chaser

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n ambulance chaser an unethical lawyer who incites accident victims to sue
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Idioms

Ambulance chaser - A lawyer who encourages people who have been in accidents or become ill to sue for compensation is an ambulance chaser.
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Usage

In literature:

I didn't do it, and I can beat any case that half-assed ex-ambulance-chaser, Farnsworth, could dream up against me.
"Murder in the Gunroom" by Henry Beam Piper
That peculiar condition which excites the lively interest of the ambulance-chaser.
"The Roycroft Dictionary" by Elbert Hubbard
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In news:

Confessions of an Ambulance Chaser.
The wise pop music fan learned long ago to be wary of Ambulance Chaser Music – records scrambled into the marketplace soon after the death of a beloved star.
"Like Smoke ," the first taste of Amy Winehouse's forthcoming posthumous album Lioness: Hidden Treasures, is a classic Ambulance Chaser.
The atrazine hysteria doesn't pass inspection — it reeks of ambulance chasers and lawsuit shoppers.
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