feel (one's) collar

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feel (one's) collar

To arrest one (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
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You knew that the very next morning at 9am a police officer was going to feel your collar and you were going to have to explain a broken leg and rib fractures.
It's only a matter of time before the police feel your collar.
That is akin to committing suicide and if you don't die an agonising death the coppers may well feel your collar.
Only the inviolable dietary prohibitions inhibit the menus, and no ayatollah will feel your collar if you seek to refresh yourself with something more challenging than fruit punch in the many hotels and night clubs.