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buy-and-bust operation

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buy-and-bust operation

noun phrase

A police operation in which an undercover officer buys narcotics and then arrests the seller: The case began with a routine buy-and-bust operation (1980s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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