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busted

Drug slang
A popular term for arrested, usually understood as related to possession of drugs.
 
Vox populi
Popular slang for being “caught in the act”, understood to usually be illegal, illicit or socially unacceptable.
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You wrote to me about a bust that is in my possession.
I only gave fifteen shillings for the bust, and I think you ought to know that before I take ten pounds from you.
I brought the bust up with me, as you asked me to do.
It is simply to say that you transfer every possible right that you ever had in the bust to me.
Then he placed his newly acquired bust in the centre of the cloth.
I had not even concluded for certain that it was the pearl, but it was evident to me that he was looking for something, since he carried the bust past the other houses in order to break it in the garden which had a lamp overlooking it.
On the other hand, this Morse Hudson is the purveyor of busts in that part of London, and these three were the only ones which had been in his shop for years.
That won't do, my dear Watson," said Holmes, shaking his head, "for no amount of IDEE FIXE would enable your interesting monomaniac to find out where these busts were situated.
I am, as you have no doubt surmised, endeavouring to trace these busts to their source, in order to find if there is not something peculiar which may account for their remarkable fate.
I can trace each of the busts now from the beginning.
But I didn't quite follow your explanation of the destruction of the busts.
For my own part, I had followed step by step the methods by which he had traced the various windings of this complex case, and, though I could not yet perceive the goal which we would reach, I understood clearly that Holmes expected this grotesque criminal to make an attempt upon the two remaining busts, one of which, I remembered, was at Chiswick.