on all fours
one case is said to be on all fours with another case when the facts are similar and the same questions of law are involved Smith vs Jones is on all fours with the present case.
- It may be said to run on all fours.
- Indeed, it runs on all fours with the present case.
- If a precedent is on all fours with your case, it exactly tracks your case.
- This phrase derives from the Latin proverb Nullum simile est idem nisi quator pedibus curit, meaning No similar thing is the same unless it runs on all four feet.