English version

the long arm of somebody/something

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishthe long arm of somebody/somethingthe long arm of somebody/somethingwritten the power of someone or something that has authority, especially to catch and punish someone He won’t escape the long arm of the law. long
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the long arm of somebody/somethingRoy tries an overhead pass, but the long arm of a Stanford player plucks it out of the air.How far are you prepared to stretch the long arm of coincidence?The old woman has turned into the long arm of her family.Oct-11a is located in a region of mouse chromosome 9 homologous with the long arm of human chromosome 11.I managed two months at large before I felt the long arm of the law on my shoulder once again.
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