feel (one's) collar

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feel (one's) collar

To arrest one (as if by first grabbing them by their collar). The police will feel your collar soon enough if you keep breaking the law.
See also: collar, feel
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

feel someone's collar

arrest or legally apprehend someone.
The image here is of using a person's collar as a means of getting a secure grip on them.
See also: collar, feel
Farlex Partner Idioms Dictionary © Farlex 2017
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We need coppers who'll feel collars and keep us safe.
At the moment it's impossible not to feel collared in by traffic.