Synonyms for gumshoe

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Mr. Pepper don't like the idea, though, of doin' the gumshoe sneak.

And consider the appropriateness of the figures of speech, as Gumshoe would say.

One for the Gumshoe, said Tony blithely, as they turned onto the campus.

But theres nothing I can do; Im in with Gumshoe worse than ever.

To heck with the Gumshoe; bounds are off for the afternoon anyway.

Dye remember Reggie Carroll telling us that the Gumshoe would get even?

Why, honest, Reggie, even the Gumshoe just eats out of his hand.

I'm sure the gumshoe when it comes to pipin' a man off so's I got his photograph in my eye.

In the crowd there chanced to be one of that slick class of individuals known as gumshoe men.

Lets whoop her up for Gumshoe, and avoid any daffy questions about being quizzled by the Head.

WORD ORIGIN

"plainclothes detective," 1906, from the rubber-soled shoes they wore (which were so called from 1863); from gum (n.1) + shoe (n.).

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