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  • n. Plural form of flatfoot.
  • n. More than one policeman


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  • There was a reason they used to be called flatfoots.

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  • I buzzed for the flatfoots to come in and escort her out.

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  • Now I'm picturing your wife in a trenchcoat with the brim of her fedora pulled down, shielding her jaded eyes from the rain and biting salty air of Gotham Harbor, where a floater has just been pulled from the foul, foamy water by the local flatfoots.

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  • Abe Burrows's Runyon-based book is a domesticated "Threepenny Opera," a dream demimonde of goodly hoods who sling slang rather than guns, slapstick flatfoots, nightclub floozies, high rollers and Holy Rollers.

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  • The Web flatfoots his way through the whole story like this, his brow eternally glistening with flop sweat, his stomach clenched in fear of his nagging, shrewish wife, Rosie.

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  • You stumbled into something far more vital to the interests of the United States than a bunch of dumb flatfoots, believe me.

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  • They're a simple pair of flatfoots investigating a murder.

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  • So, out go the Phoebus flatfoots, looking for the snatched Byron.

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  • Well, they bursts, and out comes the flatfoots, opens the gates, and lets the Royal

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  • You lot are a bunch of idiotic flatfoots if that aircraft had been damaged by your tree hugging friends you would have been liable for the deaths of everyone on board when it crashed.

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