(The) The police; originally “ecilop.”
I dragged you in here and saved you,
And sent out a gal for the slops;
Ha! they're a comin', sir! Listen!
The noise and the shoutin' stops.
Sims: Ballads of Babylon (The Matron's Story).
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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