long arm of the law


long arm of the law
ability of law enforcement to find and apprehend criminals almost anywhere

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • (the) long arm of the law — the long arm of the law phrase the power of the police and legal system, used for saying that they will usually catch people who commit a crime Thesaurus: crime detection and preventionhyponym Main entry: long …   Useful english dictionary

  • the long arm of the law — the police, police methods    Thanks to the long arm of the law, a thief s in jail and I have my car …   English idioms

  • (the) long arm of the law — humorous the police. You know what they say, you can t escape the long arm of the law …   New idioms dictionary

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  • The Long Legs of the Law — Infobox Only Fools and Horses episode name = The Long Legs of the Law Series = 2 writer = John Sullivan director = Ray Butt producer = Ray Butt Duration = 30 minutes Airdate = 21 October 1982 Audience = 7.7 million Cast = The Long Legs of the Law …   Wikipedia


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