heavy mob

heavy mob

A large group of people, especially one inclined toward violence or unrest. As the demonstration began, a heavy mob of masked men fell upon us and began assaulting anyone carrying a protest sign.
See also: heavy, mob

the ˈheavy mob/brigade

(British English, informal) a group of strong, often violent people employed to do something such as protect somebody: I had to laugh when he turned up at the meeting with his heavy mob, as if he was a mafia boss or something.
See also: brigade, heavy, mob
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Therefore I am hopeful that Wales can outsmart and outrun France's heavy mob. Warren Gatland has made some interesting selections, none more so than the return of Dan Bigger and Leigh Halfpenny into the starting XV.
Can I ask though since he's got my location that he doesn't send around the 'Ponteland heavy mob' but given his strange interest in my 'location' maybe he'll answer the questions he's not answered on the subject of County Hall and Morpeth's 'angry brigade'.
HERE COME THE HEAVY MOB Scores of police descend on house after panic alarm
STEVE FITCH: Was in llandudno last week with my gf got fish and chips took back prom to enjoy then attacked from all directions by the Llandudno Heavy Mob of seagulls one seagull even stood there and laughed!!!
Lenny's right-hand man Bron is arrested, but reckons Lenny will send in the legal heavy mob. What he gets is young lawyer lightweight Erin Gunn.
But Giuseppe Sannino's stars did the club proud - and forced Pellegrini to draft in the heavy mob at half time as their Quadruple dream looked to be slipping away.
u Then the heavy mob moved into haul away the floodlights for scrap, tear down the stand roofs, break up the concrete terraces and smash apart the offices, changies and the White Elephant leisure centre, watched by heavy- hearted diehards storing up memories.
If they persist in breaking the rules they will find themselves in an express lift to the basement where the heavy mob metes out the severe punishment with potentially months on the sidelines and, if they don't mend their ways, some real obstacles to getting their licences renewed.
If charges are taken away from this you are effectively turning the CSA into something of a 'heavy mob' or debt collection service on behalf of single parents.
It was the move by Giggs's legal heavy mob to contact Twitter and find out about the account holders "leaking" the details of the alleged fling that prompted Hemming to clamber on to his rather shoddy high horse in the Commons.
The TV adaptation re-united the Goodies as voice artists with Graeme Garden taking the characters of Bananaman, General Blight and Maurice of The Heavy Mob, Bill Oddie appearing as Crow, Chief O''Reilly, Doctor Gloom and the Weatherman and Tim Brooke-Taylor voicing Eric, King Zorg of the Nurks, Eddie the Gent, Auntie and Appleman, as well as narrating the episodes.
Bosses at production studio Summit hired the heavy mob during shooting of Rob's latest film 'Remember Me', which is slated to hit UK screens on April 2.
Audley Harrison (inset below) boasts the highest profile of GB's much-maligned heavy mob, especially after his three-round demolition job on Danny Williams last weekend, and 'A-Force' is offering himself on a platter.
RSPB visitor officer Holly Booker joked: "This is really a case of bringing in the heavy mob to help.
Harmison's first four overs cost 27, and when Ashley Giles came on in the 13th over of the morning, he conceded 13 runs in an over which meant Vaughan chose to bring back the heavy mob, rather than someone like Simon Jones who, so it appears, still has to convince his captain that he is a front line bowler when the going gets tough.