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- n. Plural form of boy in blue.
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If Scotland Yard's inquiry pursues the evidence "ruthlessly wherever it leads," as the DPM suggests, the boys in blue could find themselves bursting into David Cameron's Witney kitchen to feel the collars of Rebekah Brooks, Andy Coulson and other weekend cronies who know even less about the hacking conspiracy than Dave does.
But the boys in blue were upon them ere ever they gained the ford,