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go play in (the) traffic

To go away and leave one alone because what is being done or said is very irritating. Often used as an imperative. A: "The experiment might work better if you actually knew what you were supposed to be mixing together." B: "You know what, Jenny? Why don't you go play in traffic?"
See also: play, traffic

take a long walk off a short pier

Go away and leave me alone. What you are doing or saying is really irritating. I'm really tired of your constant criticisms. Why don't you take a long walk off a short pier?
See also: long, off, pier, short, take, walk

as much as the traffic will bear

The maximum amount that customers are willing to pay. I will charge as much as the traffic will bear—I need to make a profit, you know!
See also: bear, much, traffic, will

stuck in traffic

to be caught in a traffic jam. I am sorry I am late. I was stuck in traffic. Our taxi was stuck in traffic and I thought I would never get to the airport on time.
See also: stuck, traffic

Take a long walk off a short pier.

 and Go play in the traffic.
Inf. Get out of here!; Go do something that will get you permanently out of here! Get out of here! Take a long walk off a short pier! You bother me. Go play in the traffic.
See also: long, off, pier, short, take, walk

tie traffic up

Fig. to cause road traffic to stop. If you tie traffic up for too long, you'll get a traffic ticket. Please don't stop on the roadway. It'll tie up traffic.
See also: tie, traffic, up

traffic in something

to deal in something; to trade in something, usually something illegal. Max had been trafficking in guns for years before they caught him. The president of the country was trafficking in drugs for years.
See also: traffic

traffic jam

vehicle traffic that is so heavy and slow that it can no longer move. Going to the airport, we got stuck in a traffic jam for nearly and hour and missed our plane.
See also: jam, traffic

as much as the traffic will bear

as much as the trade or market will tolerate; as much as is economically viable.
See also: bear, much, traffic, will

traffic in

v.
To engage in the buying and selling of some illegal or improper product or commodity: The police arrested the criminals who trafficked in stolen diamonds.
See also: traffic
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Human traffickers have been handed over to Government Railway Police (GRP), Sitamarhi and FIR has been lodged.
Earlier, these traffickers used to visit the villages and meet parents to convince them to take their kids to metro cities.
This is why our main recommendation wasn't to prosecute the traffickers themselves--that is the second call--but for the Yemeni government to vigorously investigate and prosecute all government officials complicit in the abuses.
According to the report, the traffickers operate with the assistance of "Sudanese and Egyptian police and the military who hand victims over to traffickers in police stations, turn a blind eye at checkpoints, and return escaped trafficking victims to traffickers.
And not all were drug traffickers and their paramilitary allies.
Again, their traffickers were American and their buyers were American.
These drug syndicates have since been replaced by smaller, more vertically integrated trafficking organizations whose nimble, independent traffickers are much more difficult to detect and infiltrate.
Instead, once in India, the man sold her to a trafficker who in turn sold her to a brothel.
Bakit hindi mo pangalanan yung mga tunay na drug trafficker.
It also documents torture by traffickers in eastern Sudan and 29 incidents in which victims told Human Rights Watch that Sudanese and Egyptian security officers facilitated trafficker abuses rather than arresting them and rescuing their victims.
One police official was arrested for helping an arrested trafficker go free.
It could reasonably be supposed that a regular trafficker like Feliz possessed documents showing the names and telephone numbers of customers and suppliers as well as accounts showing the moneys paid and collected.
Saudi customs in the north-western border of Halat Amar caught drug traffickers attempting to smuggle large quantities of drugs into Saudi Arabia.
Human traffickers often introduce or exploit drug addiction to control or force victims into prostitution or forced labor.
labourer Ghulam Abbas said that his only son Hassan (21) had gone abroad after paying heavy amount, borrowed from the local people, to the human traffickers and their agents about four months ago.