Is there an idiom for telling my client to leave the lawyers to one side and sign a contract later on in the process -- something like "Let's not throw money at lawyers at this stage"?



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    Do not feed the sharks. Yet. – anongoodnurse May 19 '14 at 6:56
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    I thought Let's not throw money at lawyers is already an idiom. – Blessed Geek May 19 '14 at 8:47

If you're trying to negotiate an agreement without a lawyer, it's fine to say, Let's not throw money away on lawyers just yet.


A few come to mind:

Let's not pay a king's ransom for unnecessary litigation!

At this stage, a lawyer isn't worth a red cent.

We're pouring money right down the drain!

Let's not burn a hole in our pockets if we don't have to.


"The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers".

William Shakespeare, Henry The Sixth, Part 2 Act 4, scene 2, 71–78

(Old problem.)

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    Away with him, I say! hang him with his pen and ink-horn about his neck. – anongoodnurse May 19 '14 at 7:16


Don't waste the time.

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