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plain clothes

noun [plural] uk   us  
ordinary clothes when worn by police when they are working: There were police in plain clothes in the crowd.
adjective [before noun] uk   /ˌpleɪnˈkləʊðz/  us   /-ˈkloʊðz/
plain-clothes police officers/detectives
Translations of “plain clothes”
in Chinese (Traditional) 便衣…
in Russian в штатском…
in Turkish sivil kıyafet…
in Chinese (Simplified) 便衣…
in Polish w cywilu…
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