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All Fours

Identical; similar.

All fours specifically refers to two cases or decisions that have similar fact patterns and raise identical legal issues. Since the circumstances leading to their individual determinations are virtually the same, the decision rendered by the court in each case will be similar. Such cases or decisions are said to be on all fours with each other.

ALL FOURS. This is a metaphorical expression, to signify that a case agrees in all its circumstances with another case; it goes as it were upon its four legs, as an animal does.

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If by getting down on all-fours was another immature gesture directed towards Graeme Le Saux then you could just about understand what all the fuss was about.
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As two officers question him, his mate, clearly worse for wear, gradually slumps onto all-fours in the background - despite it being only 4.
The next thing Jo is coming through the bedroom door on all-fours.
There were beach-themed activities such as crab football on all-fours, and the children also enjoyed pretending to be scorpions and spiders.
In front five out, he looked sure to succeed until making a mess of the last fence and landing on all-fours and was narrowly outpointed by Truckers Tavern.