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go play in (the) traffic

Go away and leave me alone! What you are doing or saying is really irritating! Jenny: "The experiment might work better if you actually knew what you were supposed to be mixing together." Steve: "You know what, Jenny? Why don't you go play in traffic?"
See also: play, traffic

take a long walk off a short pier

Go away and leave me alone. What you are doing or saying is really irritating. I'm really tired of your constant criticisms. Why don't you take a long walk off a short pier?
See also: long, off, pier, short, take, walk

stuck in traffic

to be caught in a traffic jam. I am sorry I am late. I was stuck in traffic. Our taxi was stuck in traffic and I thought I would never get to the airport on time.
See also: stuck, traffic

Take a long walk off a short pier.

 and Go play in the traffic.
Inf. Get out of here!; Go do something that will get you permanently out of here! Get out of here! Take a long walk off a short pier! You bother me. Go play in the traffic.
See also: long, off, pier, short, take, walk

tie traffic up

Fig. to cause road traffic to stop. If you tie traffic up for too long, you'll get a traffic ticket. Please don't stop on the roadway. It'll tie up traffic.
See also: tie, traffic, up

traffic in something

to deal in something; to trade in something, usually something illegal. Max had been trafficking in guns for years before they caught him. The president of the country was trafficking in drugs for years.
See also: traffic

traffic jam

vehicle traffic that is so heavy and slow that it can no longer move. Going to the airport, we got stuck in a traffic jam for nearly and hour and missed our plane.
See also: jam, traffic

as much as the traffic will bear

as much as the trade or market will tolerate; as much as is economically viable.
See also: bear, much, traffic, will

traffic in

v.
To engage in the buying and selling of some illegal or improper product or commodity: The police arrested the criminals who trafficked in stolen diamonds.
See also: traffic
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If young people are not supervised in their accommodation they will have more access to phones and the internet which traffickers use to make contact.
We found that government officials at multiple levels help traffickers to run the camps, and help them to escape prosecution, conviction, and prison.
This statement comes after the release of a Human Rights Watch (HRW) statement in February which documents appalling abuses perpetrated by Egyptian and Sudanese traffickers against Eritrean migrants in both countries.
Thanks to the information, the drug trafficker spent hardly any time behind bars.
Congress needs to give law enforcement the tools it needs to crack down on the prime suppliers of illegal guns -- rogue gun dealers who enable gun traffickers to conduct their deadly business," said Paul Helmke, president of the Brady Center.
Every day, traffickers sneak poverty-stricken victims into this country to sell their bodies in brothels, over the Internet and out on the streets.
These drug syndicates have since been replaced by smaller, more vertically integrated trafficking organizations whose nimble, independent traffickers are much more difficult to detect and infiltrate.
Parry substantiates this claim by quoting from an October 4, 1996, article in the Los Angeles Times, which stated: "The allegation that some elements of the CIA-sponsored contra army cooperated with drug traffickers has been well-documented for years.
Instead, once in India, the man sold her to a trafficker who in turn sold her to a brothel.
According to a police spokesman, the SHO Hali Road Police Station received an information about the presence of an alleged drug trafficker namely Shahbaz alias Shabbo.
HYDERABAD -- The District Police on Tuesday claimed to have unearthed nine illicit liquor manufacturing factories and arrested over 70 drug traffickers during a massive operation against drug traffickers in the district.
It also documents torture by traffickers in eastern Sudan and 29 incidents in which victims told Human Rights Watch that Sudanese and Egyptian security officers facilitated trafficker abuses rather than arresting them and rescuing their victims.
Women are used for pornography - explicit photographs which are then used to advertise them on the internet or used by their trafficker as a blackmailing tool.
In addressing the problem of the proliferation of drug traffickers -now down to children aged 10 and 11 -he seems to be suggesting that in order to deprive the trafficker of a lucrative market, that we make the drugs legally available through official stores.
It could reasonably be supposed that a regular trafficker like Feliz possessed documents showing the names and telephone numbers of customers and suppliers as well as accounts showing the moneys paid and collected.