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retail jail

retail jail  n.— «In a recent story about Home Office plans to ease the burden on police by creating so-called “retail jails” in shopping centres, the phrase “custody suites” was used. I’ve heard of bridal suites, a...

custody suite

custody suite  n.— «In a recent story about Home Office plans to ease the burden on police by creating so-called “retail jails” in shopping centres, the phrase “custody suites” was used. I’ve heard of bridal suites...

spot-fixing

spot-fixing  n.— «Although police have not ruled it out, both Mr Ashraf and the team spokesman, PJ Mir, dismissed speculation that Mr Woolmer’s death was linked to match-fixing and a practice known as “spot-fixing,” or betting...

pea-shake house

pea-shake house  n.— «The evidence I heard from that police officer was that the defendant said he got the money in a pea-shake house. There’s no testimony he got it gambling, stealing it, selling drugs or any illegal activity. Being in a...

roll up

roll up  n.— «An Owasso mother is filing a child abuse complaint against her son’s school after administrators told her that her 7-year-old autistic son was restrained at school for an unknown period of time. According to the police...

breed

breed  v.— «A witness who cannot be named told the court that Neal told him in 2005 that he had been targeting teenage boys in suburban toilet blocks to “breed” them—a term used to describe intentionally infecting someone with...