the most important piece of police work <there is>

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VicNicSor

Banned
Russian
— Well, I guess in order to get you to stop micromanaging me, I'm gonna have to get back to the most important piece of police work there is: writing a perfect report!
Brooklyn Nine-Nine, TV series

The 'there is' here is a relative clause: " the most important piece of police work that there is". "That there is" = "that exists". Right?
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  • Packard

    Senior Member
    USA, English
    It was meant to be humorous. The traditional "most important" piece of police work is "canvassing". That is interviewing neighbors and possible witnesses to the crime.
     
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