men in blue
men (and women) in blue
Police officers, or the police force in general. We've got the thief pinned down, we're just waiting for the men in blue to come arrest him. The mayor is planning a parade to honor the men and women in blue who protect our community day in, day out.
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men in blueand boys in blue
n. the police; policemen. (see also blue boys.) The men in blue are hammering at my door. I’m going out the back way. You can depend on the boys in blue to clean things up in this town.
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