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dummy defense

dummy defense  n.— «The Enron Corp. trial opening Jan. 30 in Houston is shaping up to be the biggest test yet of the so-called idiot defense.…No chief executive “knows everything going on in his company,” Lay said in one...

idiot defense

idiot defense  n.— «The Enron Corp. trial opening Jan. 30 in Houston is shaping up to be the biggest test yet of the so-called idiot defense.…No chief executive “knows everything going on in his company,” Lay said in one...

toddi defense

toddi defense  n.— «The subtle setting up of Haldeman and Ehrlichman as the chief White House culprits [in criminal courts, this is called the toddi defense—”the other guy did it.”].» —“Watching Nixon unravel his...

SODDI defense

SODDI defense
 n.— «The classic SODDI defense (Some Other Dude Did It) is always persuasive with a jury when you can put a face to a deed.» —by Steven Paul Martini Prime Witness Feb., 1994. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

SODDI defense

SODDI defense n. blame placed on an unknown party (in a court of law); Also TODDI defense, blame placed on a known party (in a court of law). Etymological Note: Acronyms of some other dude did it and the other dude did it. (source: Double-Tongued...

SODDI defense

SODDI defense  n.— «The spa plant, Pritsker said, had relied on a classic “SODDI” defense—that “some other dude did it.”» —“Case of Spa Maker Charged With Fouling School Air Ends in Mistrial” by...

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