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抄水表 (chāo shuǐbiǎo): check the water meter
 
抄水表 (chāo shuǐbiǎo): check the water meter
  
[[File:watermeter01.jpg|300px|thumb|left|''Top: We’re here to check the water meter! Bottom: He says their water meter is outside.'']] A euphemism for a house call from the police. Instead of demanding to be let in, the police simply pretend to be from the water utility and coerce the resident to open the door. This may also appear as 查水表 (chá shuǐbiǎo), which has the same meaning.
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[[File:watermeter01.jpg|300px|thumb|left|''Top: We’re here to check the water meter! Bottom: He says their water meter is outside.'']] A euphemism for a house call from the police. Instead of demanding to be let in, police have been known to pretend to be from the water utility to coerce the resident to open the door. This may also appear as 查水表 (chá shuǐbiǎo), which carries the same meaning.
  
 
See also [[drink tea]].
 
See also [[drink tea]].
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[[Category: Grass-Mud Horse Lexicon]]
 
[[Category: Grass-Mud Horse Lexicon]]

Revision as of 00:35, 4 September 2013

抄水表 (chāo shuǐbiǎo): check the water meter

Top: We’re here to check the water meter! Bottom: He says their water meter is outside.

A euphemism for a house call from the police. Instead of demanding to be let in, police have been known to pretend to be from the water utility to coerce the resident to open the door. This may also appear as 查水表 (chá shuǐbiǎo), which carries the same meaning.

See also drink tea.

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