blue flu
noun Etymology: from the color of a police uniform Date: 1967 a sick-out staged by police officers

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  • blue flu — blue′ flu′ n. cvb organized absenteeism among police officers or firefighters, esp. to circumvent laws prohibiting a formal strike • Etymology: 1965–70; from the color of such workers uniforms …   From formal English to slang

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  • blue flu — absenteeism among police officers or firefighters who claim to be ill but are in fact absent to support union contract demands or negotiations: so called from the officers blue uniforms. [1965 70] * * * …   Universalium

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