long arm of the law

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long arm of the law definition

  1. n.
    the police; the law. (See also arm.) : The long arm of the law is going to tap you on the shoulder some day, Lefty.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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