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.
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.
boys in bluepolicemen; the police. informal
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!
boys in blueverb
See men in blue