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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  • get a lump in one's throat
  • in other words
  • throw oneself at (someone)
  • off like a shot
  • take a nap
  • give (someone) a big hand
  • more to (something) than meets the eye
  • jump the gun
  • up and about
  • hammer (something) home or hammer home (something)

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