a brush with the law
a brief encounter or experience with the police because of a crime
The man had a brush with the law when he was young but now he is totally honest.

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  • a case in point
  • a case of mistaken identity
  • a come-down
  • a copycat
  • a course of action
  • a credit to (someone or something)
  • a crying shame
  • a cut above (someone or something)
  • a dime a dozen
  • a dirty look
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  • be out
  • give (someone) a head start
  • big frog in a small pond
  • cover up (something) or cover (something) up
  • gang up on (someone)
  • put on the dog
  • at last
  • toy with (someone)
  • keep (someone or something) in mind

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