kangaroo court
an illegal court formed by a group of people to settle a dispute among themselves
There was a kangaroo court in movie after the ranchers arrested the criminal.
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  • Katie bar the door
  • keel over
  • keen on (someone or something)
  • keep (someone or something) in check
  • keep (someone or something) in mind
  • keep (someone or something) still/quiet
  • keep (someone) company
  • keep (someone) from (doing something)
  • keep (someone) in line
  • keep (someone) in stitches
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  • lay waste (to something) or lay (something) to waste
  • let grass grow under one`s feet
  • can't do anything with (someone or something)
  • piggyback
  • have a run of bad luck
  • come with the territory
  • burst onto the scene
  • eat one`s cake and have it too
  • in good spirits
  • rule out (someone or something) or rule (someone or something) out

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  • We use both during and in to say that something happens inside a particular period of time.
      We'll be on holiday during/in August.
      I woke up during/in the night.
  • We prefer during when we stress that we are talking about the whole of the period.
      The shop's closed during the whole of August.
      (NOT . . . in the whole of August.).
  • We use during, not in, when we say that something happens between the beginning and end of an activity (not a period of time).
      He had some strange experiences during his military service.
      (NOT . . . in his military service.).
      I'll try to phone you during the meeting. (NOT . . . in the meeting.)
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