- in plain clothesde civil or (Spain tb) de paisano or (River Plate area tb) de particular(before noun) a plain-clothes policemanun policía de civil or (Spain tb) de paisano or (River Plate area tb) de particularExample sentences
- He was chased by three to five policemen in plain clothes.
- We wore plain clothes rather than uniform and slept in them, including our shoes, for weeks on end.
- Some of that misunderstanding may have arisen innocently, if for example a witness saw a man leaping the barrier without realising that he was in fact a police officer in plain clothes.
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