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nice cop tough cop

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good cop bad cop

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Marked by alternations between friendliness and hostility, easiness and rigor, etc: Successful management requires a variation of the ''good cop, bad cop'' routine/ In short, a ''nice cop'' Rousseau and a ''tough cop'' Rousseau/ I think that she's the good cop and he's the bad one, and I think it's quite deliberate

[fr the interrogation technique by which one police officer pretends to sympathize with the suspect and to protect him from a pitiless and menacing fellow officer]

nice cop tough cop

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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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