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sleeping policeman

a bump built across roads, esp in housing estates, to deter motorists from speeding Also road hump
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  • Then we slips over into the yards below Riverside Drive, taking due care not to wake up no sleeping policeman on the way.

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Contemporary definitions for sleeping policeman

the process of breaking something down (e.g. information) into smaller parts to examine and understand it, possibly to assemble a new whole; also, the presentation of information in a variety of new and useful ways

Word Origin

from food preparation device of this name's 21st Century Lexicon
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