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long arm, the

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long arm, the

noun phrase

A police officer; the LAW

[1940s+; fr the phrase the long arm of the law]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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