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- noun UK, idiomatic
uniformed police officers.
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The expression may be a reference to the wooden construction of a bobby's custodian helmet.
A friend of ours who passed away, Tom Hockenberry, would play the cello while I played a self-invented wooden-top electric slide banjo and we do these free-form whacked-out things …