The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #3379   Message #17027
Posted By: Jerry Friedman
02-Dec-97 - 11:26 PM
Thread Name: Lyr/Tune Req: Off to Philadelphia
Subject: RE: Off to Philadelphia in the morning
A "Philadelphia lawyer" is one who is expert at nuances, loopholes, evasions, distractions, and all those semi-honest lawyer tactics. I don't think the phrase is used much any more. (Since Philadelphia was one of the first U.S. cities founded, it had for a long time a reputation for sophistication in this as in other areas.)