Idiom: take the law into one’s own hands
— In this country, we’re lucky that very few people try to take the law into their own hands.
— When the principal of my school didn’t do anything about the kids bullying me, my dad took the law into his own hands and had my older brother threaten them.
— People take the law into their own hands when they become frustrated with their legal system and think they won't get justice.
— Stand-your-ground laws are very tricky because they allow people to take the law into their own hands in situations where lethal force isn't necessary.
— Unfortunately, in smaller villages it's common for people to take the law into their own hands, especially related to domestic issues and disputes.
— Taking the law into your own hands would be really stupid. Take a deep breath and let the police handle the situation.
— Her father sexually abused her since she was six years old but no one believed her so one day she took the law into her own hands and killed him.
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