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noun & adjectiveAustralian, NZ
- short for criminal
- ‘Nice idea though, getting crims to do a spot of reading and book report for their ‘punishment’.’
- ‘A blanket removal of the protection of law would have bad consequences for us law-abiding types, never mind for the crims.’
- ‘We can't have a firearm, well almost, but crims swim in them!’
- ‘It's a ripping Ned Kelly-esque yarn of a crim on the run, causing havoc, chaos and trauma, yet somehow charming others.’
- ‘If only the plot didn't sound so hokey: retired thief Nick Wells is running a jazz lounge when he's blackmailed into doing one more heist by a young crim upstart (Norton).’
- ‘Chef and crime writer Anthony Bourdain continues the wiseguy theme as he describes a life of cooking, crims and mixing with mobsters on page 20.’
- ‘They threw Swift out, they just said, ‘Look, the man's just not a credible witness at all, he's an alcoholic, he's a crim with a 30-year history of whatever.’’
- ‘People do not want them referred to as little, touchy-feely persons, because crooks, crims, and offenders is what they are.’
- ‘I hadn't realised until now just how many crims are keen ballet fans.’
- ‘Jake is a mid level grifter whose latest elaborate sting has seen his crew heist money from a vicious crim by mistake.’
- ‘He runs the school when he's not catching crims.’
- ‘People want to see hardened crims caught and locked up.’
- ‘The real crims don't go to gaol, real criminals don't get caught.’
- ‘Thumbs up to Sheriff Joe for having the balls to try and make these crims regret their crimes and actually punish them as far as he legally can, and at the same time minimizing the cost to the taxpayer.’
- ‘And should drug dealers get tax deductions if their business takings are stolen by fellow crims?’
- ‘Of course, with the kind of manpower the Police are throwing at the crims, you never really expect them to get away.’
- ‘Crime figures may be on a downward path, but the Bay's crims certainly haven't gone into retirement.’
- ‘And it all works on a very practical level, as you heard, picking apart the interrogations of cops and crims to see what's fair.’
- ‘The backdrop is a seedy, exciting and evocative Auckland, with characters ranging from gang members, wealthy and elite crims, concert pianists, farmers, hippies and neo-Nazis.’
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