in the frame

adj
identified as a suspect in a crime. This example of police jargon, in use both in Britain and the USA, is derived either from the simple image of a portrait in a frame or from horse-racing parlance, in which it refers to the practice of display-ing the numbers of the winning and placed horses in a metal frame at the end of the race.

Contemporary slang . 2014.

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