collar

   1. to steal
   Either from putting a collar on a dog in the days when they were taken for ransom (although in English Common Law they could not be the subject of theft) or, more probably, from securing possession of anything.
   2. an arrest
   The act of grabbing a suspect by his collar so as to lead him away:
    But the evidence is of such a nature that it doesn't justify a collar — an arrest. (Sanders, 1973)
   The miscreant may get his collar felt, as mentioned on BBC television on 25 February, 1997. An accommodation collar is an arrest by an American policeman to fill a quota and prove he is doing his job.
   3. American
   a policeman
   Whose task it is to make a collar2.

How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms. . 2014.

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