Разговорное выражение, обозначающее special constable. Special constables (специальные констебли) помогают полиции в экстренных случаях и работают в свободное время на добровольной основе. Они призываются на помощь в случае возникновения гражданских беспорядков и т. п. Хотя они выполняют важную работу и освобождают обычных полицейских от таких заданий, как направить поток машин в объезд, их коллеги-профессионалы относятся к ним свысока, подсмеиваются над ними, т. к. они работают время от времени (part time), как бы играя в полицейских, а не полностью посвящают себя этой опасной профессии.

English-Russian dictionary of expressions. 2014.

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