- in plain clothesde civilde paisano (Spain)de particular (Río de la Plata)(before noun) a plain-clothes policemanun policía de civilun policía de paisano (Spain)un policía de particular (Río de la Plata)Example 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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