One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A group of strong or violent criminals or bodyguards.
- ‘The young team was not overawed by the heavy mob's introduction.’
- ‘And third, the sending in of the heavy mob would be interpreted by the publisher as a declaration of war, and you could forget about doing any more books with that firm - or, I suspect, any other, because the word gets around.’
- ‘If that means they may send the heavy mob round, well I've moved and I'm still talking about English and British.’
- ‘He sent in the heavy mob, in the shape of his lawyers, who reminded the editor that the terms of his contract required that the great man's prose had to be printed as it stood.’
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