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tiger kidnapping

tiger kidnapping n. the abduction or holding of a hostage to persuade another person to aid in a crime. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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  • This would be the latest example of this noun in action. See this news story:

    Thursday 23 February 2006

    An armed gang who stole at least £25m from a security depot in Kent held the manager and his family for more than six hours and threatened to kill them.

    In what is thought to be Britain’s biggest robbery, the manager, his family and 14 staff at Securitas were forced to co-operate during the raid.


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