boys in blue


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boys (and girls) in blue

Police officers, or the police force in general. We've got the thief pinned down, we're just waiting for the boys in blue to come arrest him. The mayor is planning a parade to honor the boys and girls in blue who protect our community day in, day out.
See also: blue, boy

the boys in blue

slang The police (who often wear blue uniforms). We always like to show our support for the boys in blue by donating to police charities.
See also: blue, boy

boys in blue

policemen; the police. informal
See also: blue, boy

the boys in ˈblue

(old-fashioned, informal or humorous) police officers: If you’re not careful, you’ll get a visit from the boys in blue!
See also: blue, boy

boys in blue

verb
See also: blue, boy