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

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
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He was spotted on CCTV showing it to his mates and the boys in blue arrived en masse to feel his collar and he ended up with a community service order.
WHEN a worried woman repeatedly tips off cops that her ex is sexually abusing very young children in the most extreme way imaginable, you'd think the long arm of the law might quickly reach out and feel his collar.
The bald truth is that Blair is frightened to leave No 10 until he is assured the long arm of the law no longer wants to feel his collar.
Others believed he knew the long arm of the law was about to feel his collar.
And with Inspector Knacker preparing to feel his collar, Blair finds himself knee deep in dishonour next to Major.