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long arm

a long pole fitted with any of various devices, as a hook or clamp, for performing tasks otherwise out of reach. Unabridged
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  • But when they lack ethical sense, the only thing keeping them in line is the long arm of the professor's law, unfortunately.
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  • It consisted of two parts, the main north-south trunk and a long arm protruding on the western side.
British Dictionary definitions for long arm

long arm

noun (informal)
power, esp far-reaching power: the long arm of the law
make a long arm, to reach out for something, as from a sitting position
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