the boys in blue

Idiom Definition

Idiom Definition - the boys in blue

"the boys in blue"

the police


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - the boys in blue

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1:  I can't believe I got a speeding ticket.

Friend 2:  Why not?  Were you speeding?

Friend 1:  Yes.

Friend 2:  Then, of course, the boys in blue are going to give you a ticket.

Friend 1: The police used to give warnings sometimes.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - the boys in blue

Two accountants are talking ...

Accountant 1:  I've just finished the year-end audit and have found a case of embezzlement. Do you think I should call the police?

Accountant 2:  I don't think it's your decision whether or not to call the boys in blue. You should consult your manager.

the boys in blue - Usage:


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the boys in blue - Gerund Form:

There is no gerund form for the boys in blue.

the boys in blue - Examples:

1)  The cops give chase: Evading the boys in blue is one of the most exciting elements of the game.

2)  Has anyone noticed how many people drive around whilst on their mobiles? What are the boys in blue doing? Zilch.

3)  ... constantly flout the law by their illegal actions, but never get stopped by the boys in blue.

4)  ... you can understand their enthusiasm for turning the tables and making the boys in blue sweat a little under the interrogation spotlight.

5)  ... aligned on the road this will (quite rightly) attract the attention of the boys in blue, as a hazard to other road users.

6)  ... higher taxes to cover the cost of making the streets safe while in reality the boys in blue are all busy making sure we don't know if we are smoking ...

7)  The boys in blue should kick the doors in and put the fugitive in front of his ...

8)  ... commissioners when, in reality, policing decisions will carry on being run by the boys in blue?

9)  ... blazing past speed cameras and evading the law should you happen to anger the boys in blue.

10)  The boys in blue are only a few of the everyday cops on the beat.

11)  ... but the presence of the boys in blue feels much more evident in everyday life in GTA V.

12)  Of course since it can take quite a while for the boys in blue to show up ...

13)  ... share of street crime, so what is the problem with this message from the boys in blue?

14)  ... threaten someone so a drunk would be at risk of being dealt with by the boys in blue.

15)  Gone was the clean cut image and the boys in blue suddenly looked more like crooks and bong heads with beards, long hair ...

16)  It worries me that criminals no longer fear the boys in blue.

17)  ... he was so distraught he asked his mum to call the boys in blue. "It was his idea to go to the police; ...

18)  ... expectation was cruelly shattered when I opened an envelope from the boys in blue yesterday evening to discover that I had been arraigned for driving my car ...

19)  ... knew it was time to leave when the boys in blue showed up and sat a few blocks away cautious not to interfere and ...

20)  That PRQ was raided by the boys in blue isn't exactly a huge surprise.