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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IF you or I pitched a tent on the pavement and invited some mates to drop in to share a spliff and crack a few cans of Special Brew, the Old Bill would be round to feel our collars quicker than you could say anti-capitalist.