“Lawyer up”

LORELAI: Why are you here?
CHRISTOPHER: You’re gonna force me to lawyer up, officer.

In the US, to “lawyer up” is an informal phrase meaning to exercise your right to have legal representation while answering a police officer’s questions.

Christopher is telling Lorelai to back off on asking him questions about why he is there (even though that’s surely a reasonable thing to ask, given the circumstances).

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