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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.'']] Instead of shouting commands outside someone‘s home, the police can simply pretend to be from the water utility and coerce the person to open his/her door. Other times, the police may politely invite someone to [[drink tea.]]
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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, 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.
  
This may also appear as 查水表 (chá shuǐbiǎo), which has the same meaning.
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See also [[drink tea.]]
  
 
[[Category: Grass-Mud Horse Lexicon]]
 
[[Category: Grass-Mud Horse Lexicon]]

Revision as of 19:41, 2 January 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, 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.

See also drink tea.