accommodation collar

noun Slang.

the arrest of a person on little or no evidence merely to fill a public or political demand for police action.

Nearby words

  1. accommodate,
  2. accommodating,
  3. accommodation,
  4. accommodation address,
  5. accommodation bill,
  6. accommodation ladder,
  7. accommodation line,
  8. accommodation platform,
  9. accommodation reflex,
  10. accommodation train

Origin of accommodation collar

First recorded in 1970–75 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019