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I'd like to know what the following sentence means. The context is: two cops have interrogated a witness and one of the cops ended up harassing the witness. The cop who didn't harass the witness says to her partner
"If she drops a dime on you, you're out walking the beat".
I understand that "drops a dime" means "if she tells on you", buy what does "walking the beat" mean?
Thanks for any help.
" ... you'll be sent out there to do patrol work"
I strongly suggest to do a search at Yahoo before posting , in this case with:
"walk the beat" dictionary
(quotation marks are important)
and you will find several dictionary pages
Speciality and specialty- we also use these (but specialty sounds very 'US' to me).
Anonymous:Walking the beat means to go out on foot patrol.
Another term is "pounding the pavement!"
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