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English definition of “the long arm of the law”

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the long arm of the law

literary
the police: You can't escape the long arm of the law (= the police will catch you if you have done something illegal).
Translations of “the long arm of the law”
in Chinese (Traditional) 警方,員警…
in Chinese (Simplified) 警方,警察…
(Definition of the long arm of the law from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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