feel (someone's) collar

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feel (someone's) collar

To arrest someone (as if by first grabbing them by their collar). The police will feel your collar soon enough if you keep breaking the law.
See also: collar, feel

feel someone's collar

arrest or legally apprehend someone.
The image here is of using a person's collar as a means of getting a secure grip on them.
See also: collar, feel