the feds

the feds

Any federal agency, or the individual agents thereof, responsible for enforcing laws regarding drugs, taxes, immigration, etc. Primarily heard in US. The massive amounts of money coming in and out of the company's accounts attracted the attention of the feds, who suspected they might be involved in money laundering. It turned out the drug dealer had been working as an informant for the feds for years, supplying information on rival gangs and distributors around the country. As soon as this becomes a hostage situation, the feds will take over.
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the feds

verb
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Johnson wants the feds to examine decriminalization and other options before pushing more of the same old dope.
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This puts the Fed in the position of punishing "too high" stock prices with tight money, dangerous territory for monetary policy and the economy as whole.
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