bird dog

bird dog
   1. American
   a small gambler who follows the betting pattern of heavy gamblers
   Literally, the animal that retrieves the quarry brought down by its master. In this instance, the master is likely to be party to criminal interference with the runners.
   2. American
   an unsuspected accomplice to a criminal
   Again from collecting the carcass on another's behalf:
    Your bird dog, the State Senator. (Chandler, 1939, describing such a relationship)
   To bird-dog is so to act:
    So he would be bird-dogging occasionally and bring you things? (Colodny and Gettlin, 1991 — a naval Yeoman stole secret documents and passed them to his superior)
   3. American
   a police detective
   Hoping to find the quarry and bring it in:
    The man can't draw his gun without losing a few toes, but he's one hell of a bird-dog. (Clancy, 1991)

How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms. . 2014.

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