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Old Bill

noun (Brit, slang)
1.
a policeman
2.
(functioning as pl) the Old Bill, policemen collectively or in general
Word Origin
C20: of uncertain origin: perhaps derived from the World War I cartoon of a soldier with a drooping moustache
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