Definition of boys in blue in English:

boys in blue

phrase

informal
  • Policemen; the police.

    ‘two dozen boys in blue arrive in full riot gear’
    • ‘They urge everyone to report incidents of drug offences or anti-social behaviour on the estate to the boys in blue.’
    • ‘And in some circumstances, some people might argue that it might be a tad reckless to argue the toss with the boys in blue when they ask you for ID.’
    • ‘Catching criminals is the job of the boys in blue.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Hopefully the boys in blue and the plainclothes detectives will get things more under control.’
    • ‘But this has not stopped police chief and mayor alike from advocating lots of cameras for their boys in blue to fiddle with in the safety of remote locations.’
    • ‘But four days after it was targeted by a till-snatcher, he is still waiting for the boys in blue to turn up.’
    • ‘Community policing by local officers got a boost this week when a rural Eden fire station opened its doors to the boys in blue.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The feckless teenagers of Fraserburgh are to be rewarded by the boys in blue for their good grace in actually obeying the law of the land?’