the Old Bill

the Old Bill

  (British informal, old-fashioned)
the police The Old Bill was round here yesterday, asking where you were.
See also: bill, old
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Susan Higginson on police threatening 'paedophile catcher' with legal action He is good at his job, the old bill wanna pay him for doing the job they get paid for doing
Ken and his wife, Audrey, were unable to attend the match at the Old Bill & Bull due to a car accident.
The Old Bill and Bull Pub in Coventry Road, for example, was built by Worcester County Council (as a police station) as part of attempting to persuade Yardley to remain in Worcestershire.
But it's precisely because of those youthful years as an over-acting intergalactic heartthrob that we can forgive the old Bill pretending to be, well, Old Bill, despite things getting a little too tight around the waistband for him to really convince as member of LA's finest.
People are going to be desperately unhappy when they realise how their money is being The old bill.
A little faster than the Old Bill arrived I must say.
THE Merseyside fans who go scurrying to the old bill, every time a Manchester United player brandishes a badge, offers a snide wave or picks up a mobile phone, really do have a nerve.
Will C4 give the Old Bill their own all-singing, all-dancing show, for balance?
LOOKS like former Birds of a Feather star Pauline Quirke has got herself into a spot of bother with the Old Bill.
On the economy, Kerry is keen on simply rehiring the old Bill Clinton team, led by Robert Rubin, which sided time and again with Wall Street over Main Street.
So my message to the Old Bill is simple: stay out of our beautiful game and stick to directing traffic and putting up speed cameras.
Santorum said the new bill could face a vote in the full Senate as soon as next week; he said he has assurances from House Republicans that they will not try to revive the old bill.
8% margin of error), women favored the old bill two-to-one (50% old, 26% new).
And it was a case of the Old Bill footing the bill for builders to shave inches off a special ramp and allow the buses to get into Fife Police's spanking new station in Glenrothes.
Rosenberg said he has received threatening letters from DEP, but would rather get socked with a 50 percent penalty on the old bill than to pay a new metered amount, something the legislators, nodded in understanding.