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heat, the

Slang definitions & phrases for heat, the

heat, the

noun phrase

The police; a police officer: Try operating an American city without the heat, the fuzz, the man/ until the heat pulls up in one of those super paddy wagons (1937+)

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if you can't stand the heat* stay out of the kitchen, put the heat on someone, take heat, take the heat off

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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