law and order
Origin of law and order
Examples from the Web for law-and-order
The government is split between libertarians and the law-and-order Conservatives.Inspectors Uncover UK Schools Pushing Radical Islamic Agendas|Nico Hines|June 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Indeed, law-and-order authorities found themselves with little to do.
In recent weeks Libyan officials, when faced by law-and-order challenges, have reflexively blamed former Gaddafi officials.After Death of Christopher Stevens, Libyan President Offers Condolences|Jamie Dettmer|September 12, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Blanchard attributes the incarceration rate to a law-and-order mentality that criminalizing something prevents it from happening.'Mothers of Bedford': New Documentary on Mothers in Prison|Nina Strochlic|November 13, 2011|DAILY BEAST
Is he a crunchy Cambridge social servant or a law-and-order Beantown cop?
I set apart with my eye the one I opinionated to be the boss muck-raker of this law-and-order cavalry.Options|O. Henry
I don't blame Weary; he's looking out for the law-and-order business—and that's all right.Flying U Ranch|B. M. Bower
He was a good-looking kid; only he was like all them tenderfoots—he didn't know a law-and-order town when he saw it.Sixes and Sevens|O. Henry
Goodrich brought news that the law-and-order party were preparing an expedition to Charleston to round up Curly Bill.
The law-and-order party was preparing to make a clean-up of the desperadoes.
British Dictionary definitions for law-and-order
Idioms and Phrases with law-and-order
law and order
Strict enforcement of laws, especially for controlling crime. For example, Our candidate is always talking about law and order. The concept behind this term was stated by Aristotle. Today, however, it also carries the implication of infringing on civil rights in the course of too arduous law enforcement. [Late 1500s]