put a tail on (someone)

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Definition of put a tail on (someone)

: to have someone follow (another person) They put a tail on the suspect.

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“Put a tail on (someone).” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/put%20a%20tail%20on%20%28someone%29. Accessed 1 Dec. 2021.

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