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Sam and Dave

1. slang Two or more police officers; the police collectively. Primarily heard in US. For days after the robbery, I was expecting Sam and Dave to come bust down our door and take us away in handcuffs.
2. slang A grave. The term originated in rhyming slang. Primarily heard in UK. They'll be digging him a Sam and Dave if he doesn't keep his nose out of the mob's business.
See also: and, SAM
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Sam and Dave

n. the police; police officers. (Black.) And there at the door were my old buddies Sam and Dave with a warrant.
See also: and, SAM
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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References in classic literature ?
"Yes, sir," said Dave; and absolute conviction vibrated in his voice.
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Yorkshire in Photographs, a glossy collection of 120 of Dave's best pictures, will be published later this month.
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Back in early days of RE/MAX, Dave was in mid-pitch of recruiting an agent for his team when there was a knock on the door.
My knowledge of music is dangerous to say the least but I can't tell Dave that.