not on my watch


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not on my watch

That will not happen while I am in charge or on the lookout. Calhoun: "Sheriff, those bandits could come back to town any day now. We're all terrified that they're going to rob us again!" Sheriff: "Not on my watch, Calhoun. I'll have those bandits locked up for life if they ever show their faces around here again!"
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