A person with humble beginnings who rises to great fame and acknowledges the city they came from
In St. Loius, Nelly has keys to the city
by BMoney January 26, 2005
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The key to the city opens every door ... Sexual term meaning "two in the pink, one in the stink"; i.e., two fingers inserted into the woman's cooter, and the pinky finger in the butt. The ring finger is kept folded over.

Sadly for the pinky finger, it doesn't get the pink!
Sam gave his girl with the key to the city because she was so awesome.
by BonesawJr July 13, 2006
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1) A key that opens every door in a city.
2) A key that opens every door - period.
They mayor is said to have a key to the city, which can open any door in his city.
by Anthony is a Dumbass April 04, 2006
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It's a term used for bolt cutters. Homeless people, or those individuals who stay in the streets late at night refer to the phrase of having the proper tool used for breaking into things such as metal fences, gates with wires and locked chains that bolt cutters are capable of cutting through.
Hey bro, I saw two of these really nice mountain bikes locked up over on 16th St. If you can burrow your uncle's Keys to the city, we can swing by there later on tonight and snatch us up some new wheels.

During the evening, when I get tired, and I'm done pan handling for change, I go over to this abandoned building with a gate surrounding it to get some rest. I used keys to the city to cut through the gate as an entrance to sneak in.
by Ramal September 19, 2020
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Used by police to refer to the battering ram used to smash open doors during search warrants.
Before the warrant, have you got the key to the city ready?
by Noob master March 28, 2021
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