take silk

take silk
take silk Brit. become a Queen's (or King's) Counsel.
Main Entry: silk

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  • take silk — phrasal Britain : to become a king s or queen s counsel * * * take silk To become a Queen s (or King s) Counsel • • • Main Entry: ↑silk …   Useful english dictionary

  • take silk — Brit. become a Queen s (or King s) Counsel. → silk …   English new terms dictionary

  • take silk — verb to be appointed as a Queens Counsel (QC) (a senior barrister) …   Wiktionary

  • take silk — be appointed as an advisor to the King …   English contemporary dictionary

  • silk — ► NOUN 1) a fine, soft lustrous fibre produced by silkworms. 2) thread or fabric made from silk. 3) (silks) garments made from silk, especially as worn by a jockey. 4) Brit. informal a Queen s (or King s) Counsel. [ORIGIN: so named because of the …   English terms dictionary

  • silk — a name for the gown worn by Queen s (or King s) counsel (See barrister), hence to take silk, to become such a counsel. Collins dictionary of law. W. J. Stewart. 2001 …   Law dictionary

  • silk — n. fine fabric 1) to spin silk 2) fine silk 3) natural; synthetic silk misc. (BE) to take silk ( to become a King s Counsel or Queen s Counsel) * * * [sɪlk] synthetic silk [ misc. ] (BE) to take silk ( to become a King s Counsel or Queen s… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • silk — silklike, adj. /silk/, n. 1. the soft, lustrous fiber obtained as a filament from the cocoon of the silkworm. 2. thread made from this fiber. 3. cloth made from this fiber. 4. a garment of this cloth. 5. a gown of such material worn distinctively …   Universalium

  • silk — n. 1 a fine strong soft lustrous fibre produced by silkworms in making cocoons. 2 a similar fibre spun by some spiders etc. 3 thread or cloth made from silk fibre. 4 (in pl.) kinds of silk cloth or garments made from it, esp. as worn by a jockey… …   Useful english dictionary

  • silk — /sɪlk / (say silk) noun 1. the fine, soft, lustrous fibre obtained from the cocoon of the silkworm. 2. thread made of this fibre. 3. cloth made of this fibre. 4. a garment of this cloth. 5. the gown of such material, worn distinctively by a Queen …  

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