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the usual suspects

The people one would expect to be involved in something. I expect misbehavior from the usual suspects, but even my quiet kids were acting up in class today. Let's have a game night! Call the usual suspects and I'll order pizza.
See also: suspect, usual

suspect (someone or something) of (something)

To consider or believe that someone or something is guilty of some crime or wrongdoing but lacking evidence to prove it. I began to suspect him of having an affair when he started leaving the house at odd hours and was evasive when I asked him where he was going. The feds suspect the company of fraud, but they have to build a portfolio of evidence before they can strike.
See also: of, suspect

I guess

 and I expect; I suppose; I suspect 
1. a phrase that introduces a supposition. (Frequently, in speech, suppose is reduced to 'spose, and expect and suspect are reduced to 'spect. The apostrophe is not always shown.) Bob: I guess it's going to rain. Bill: Oh, I don't know. Maybe so, maybe not. Alice: I expect you'll be wanting to leave pretty soon. John: Why? It's early yet.
2. a vague way of answering 'yes'. John: You want some more coffee? Jane: I 'spose. Alice: Ready to go? John: I spect.
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I guess not.

 and (I) don't think so.; I expect not.; I suppose not.; I suspect not.; I think not.
a vague statement of negation. (More polite or gentle than simply saying no. Frequently, in speech, suppose is reduced to 'spose, and expect and suspect are reduced to 'spect. The apostrophe is not always shown.) Bill: It's almost too late to go to the movie. Shall we try anyway? Mary: I guess not. Tom: Will it rain? Mary: I 'spect not.
See also: guess, not

I guess (so).

 and I believe so.; I expect (so).; I suppose (so).; I suspect (so).; I think so.
a vague expression of assent. (Frequently, in speech, suppose is reduced to 'spose, and expect and suspect are reduced to 'spect. The apostrophe is not always shown.) Tom: Will it rain today? Bob: I suppose so. Sue: Happy? Bill: I 'spect. Sue: You don't sound happy. Bill: I guess not.
See also: guess

suspect someone of something

to think or believe that someone has done something. I suspect the clerk of stealing. Ted was suspected of leaving the door unlocked when he left last Friday.
See also: of, suspect
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Qila Gujjar Singh police had registered a case against prime suspect Munawwar Hussain, his two associates Abdul Ghafoor and Sajid under section 355 (assault or criminal force with intent to dishonour a person), section 504 (criminal intimidation) of the Pakistan Penal Code (PPC) and section 16 of Maintenance of Public Order.
According to the Rangers spokesperson, the suspects were involved in drug peddling.
The police recovered two sachets of suspected crystal meth and a 9mm Armscor pistol loaded with four live ammunitions from the suspects.
The police referred the woman to the forensic laboratory and formed a team to investigate the case - the team managed to arrest seven suspects, including four Emirati suspects.
In a separate targeted operation in Gulshan-i-Maymar, law enforcers arrested a suspect belonging to the militant wing of a political party.
In proving the charges against the suspects, the Public Prosecution relied upon oral statements including the statements of prosecution witnesses, and confessions by the suspects and technical evidence, he added.
Suspect attempted to force front door of Jack's Cafe in St John's Road.
The courts have cited several other advantages of recording interrogations, including deterring police misconduct, reducing the number and length of motions to suppress confessions, providing accurate resolution of conflicting testimony by furnishing a complete version of what was said to the fact finders, and ensuring that the essence of the Miranda decision was not eschewed when presented to suspects.
A second Baltimore officer had arrived on the scene as back up and witnessed the victim officer leaving the store and falling to the ground as the two suspects fled the store.
For our justice system to function fairly, it is essential that suspects in police custody be warned immediately of their right to remain silent, so they can make an informed decision about whether to waive that right and speak to police.
The more evidence amassed that implicates the suspect, the more likely the investigator can convince him or her to voluntarily confess.
In this approach, the administrator who suspects a compromised host can create new hash values and compare the new hash values to a set of "known good" values.
Prior to arriving at the river, suspect Jesus Villa Villareal told Martinez that he made a living bringing "drugs and money into the United States," reported the March 5th Citizen.