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British English slang

Indian Summer

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I've started this thread for the purpose of discussing British English slang.

One of my colleagues used the expression 'a special constable' about another colleague who wasn't present, though from the context I don't think he meant to say the other colleague was doing actual policing, but rather something not PG13! (It was all in good fun, no offence meant.) However, I've tried to google to see if this is a common slang term, but have actually found nothing at all. So was my colleague just inventing his own slang terminology? It's absolutely possible.
 
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