blue flu

Definition of "blue flu"
  1. An unofficial strike action by police officers who call in sick, often organized as they are legally barred from going on strike
How to use "blue flu" in a sentence
  1. After being denied a pay raise, many of the department's officers caught the blue flu.
  2. The city experienced a spike in crime during the mysterious outbreak of the blue flu.
  3. The police chief was struggling to manage the operation with half of his force out with the blue flu.

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