A police collection of photographs of criminals; mug shot
Any group or collection of unsavory persons; den of thieves: The new building commission is a plain rogues' gallery(1859+)
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Idioms and Phrases with rogues' gallery
A police collection of pictures of criminals and suspects kept for identification purposes. For example, The detective went through the entire rogues' gallery but couldn't find a match with the suspect.