Definition of boys in blue in English:

boys in blue

informal Policemen; the police: two dozen boys in blue arrive in full riot gear
More example sentences
  • Villagers are ready to step in to the boots of the boys in blue at a Bradford police station which was closed to the public for 30 years.
  • Hopefully the boys in blue and the plainclothes detectives will get things more under control.
  • Having experienced what life is like with the boys in blue, Councillor Ali will next be on ‘duty’ on 15 August when he joins a watch at Rochdale Fire Station.
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