the heavy mob/brigade

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heavy brigade

A group of heavily armed soldiers. The US is reportedly sending in a heavy brigade to quell unrest in the region.
See also: brigade, heavy

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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HERE COME THE HEAVY MOB Scores of police descend on house after panic alarm
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.
Due to safety concerns, the heavy mob, including ex-coppers and bare-knuckle fighters, will hunt in teams of two.
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.
Phil displays the bruises he got from the heavy mob, who've warned him that his family are next.
RSPB visitor officer Holly Booker joked: "This is really a case of bringing in the heavy mob to help.
These are the heavy mob. It's this battle between the sandals and the Savile Row suits that will decide the shape of the Liberal Democrats in the run- up to the next general elections.
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.
"They also know that if they object that's actually grounds for reporting them and the last thing they want is the heavy mob looking through their bank accounts--the law relating to anything to do with money laundering is draconian.
Ferguson decided it was time to call for the heavy mob, throwing on Paul Scholes and Juan Veron in an attempt to wrap up the tie.
The nucleus of the heavy mob is in Liverpool but they have gang members in Sheffield, Birmingham and elsewhere.