Johnny Law

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Johnny Law

slang One or more police officers or the police in general. (Though the term is gendered, it does not necessarily refer to a male officer.) The guy was trying to break into the store in broad daylight, and he was completely unfazed when Johnny Law rolled up to arrest him. The company's CEO was taken away by Johnny Law on charges of embezzlement and money laundering.
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John Law

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John(ny) Law

n. a law officer. John Law showed up with a piece of paper that says you are in trouble.
See also: johnny, law
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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