roll a set of (finger)prints(redirected from rolls a set of fingerprints)
roll a set of (finger)prints
To capture a copy of someone's fingerprints either using ink or some kind of digital scanning device. You're not under arrest, we just want to roll a set of prints to distinguish them from any others we might find at the crime scene. The immigration department now uses a digital scanner when they roll a set of fingerprints, making it much easier to keep track of people within the system.
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roll (a set)and roll a set of prints
tv. to take a set of fingerprints (from someone). Danny asked Muggerman to roll a set of prints from the bum and then throw him in the jug. Take him downstairs and roll a set, Sergeant Tartaglia.
roll a set of printsverb
See roll a set
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