a question about working the beat

Discussion in 'English Only' started by eratea, May 20, 2016.

  1. eratea Member

    chinese
    ...when the latter was a young narcotics officer working the beat. My question here is what the phrase "working the beat" means?
    Thanks
     
  2. Copyright

    Copyright Senior Member

    Penang
    American English
    Patrolling his particular section of the city (his "beat").
     

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