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time burglar

A person or thing that distracts or takes time from more useful or productive activities. I'm trying to catch up on work after being out sick, but my inbox is such a time burglar. I'll call my mom back later—she can be a real time burglar, and I need to finish up this essay.
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A further 33 per cent also said they assumed ringing burglar alarms in their neighbourhood to be false.
The burglar has also been able to fit through tiny second and third storey windows.
These cases are three of just 11 in recent years in which people have been prosecuted for taking the law into their own hands when confronted by a burglar.
South Wales Police recommend placing thorny bushes in areas which are key target areas for burglars such as underneath windows, near drainpipes, on fences or walls and at the front and back of houses.
WE asked if it was right for burglars to be allowed to make complaints of assault against a householder.
What Fine Gael is going is to do is ensure that the law favours the homeowner or the family as against the trespasser or burglar.
Straight through an open door Two thirds of burglars gain entry through a door.
The Government was last night accused of confusion over plans to give householders greater freedom to tackle burglars.
Of course, in the USA you'd just shoot the burglar and that would be the end of the matter.
The criticism comes after several days of public debate and press reports that ``outrage'' has greeted submissions that burglars have the same legal rights as their victims.
Priced at $285, the Desk Reference is a compendium of essential information that can be used for planning, managing and investing in the fast-changing US burglar alarm market.
He told the burglar to exit the vehicle several times.
In his letters the burglar, from Denton, Greater Manchester, even advised householders to contact a particular firm of alarm fitters whose systems he'd been unable to crack.
Dear Editor, - So, the Tories call for a change in the law and suggest that victim's of burglary have fewer rights than the burglar, thus playing with people's fears.
I TURNED on the radio this week to hear a London burglar called Carl saying even he couldn't believe how stupid this Government is being insisting that burglars have the same rights as their victims.