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A good ass show based on the crime and corruption in fictional b-more aka baltimore. it plays on hbo every sunday night at 9pm-10pm and encores on mondays and tuesdays.
no example, just watch for yourself and see how vicious it is.
by zxulu tha big lip bandit November 18, 2004
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"The Wire" is a one-hour HBO drama set and produced in Baltimore Maryland. It was created, produced, and primarily written by David Simon. Each season details a different aspect of the city: drug trade, the port, city government, school system, and the media/newspaper. The show is recognized for its realistic portrayal of urban life, artistic ambitions, and uncommonly deep exploration of sociological themes. It has frequently been cited by critics as one of the greatest television series of all time.
Did you catch the new episode of The Wire last night? Nah man, don't you dare tell me what happened cause I recorded it.
by Thomas Alberto March 14, 2008
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Military slang for the perimeter around a forward operating base or patrol base. Except in very remote and sparsely built/manned outposts inside the wire is safer than some bad neighborhoods in the USA. If its a larger base there might even be a McDonalds and Starbucks inside the wire. Outside the wire is enemy territory and is where all the combat and danger happens. Time spent outside the wire is often a direct measure of how experienced a military member is in their combat arms occupation. If one spends too much time inside The Wire they risk becoming a Fobbit.
Grunt: You going with us outside the wire on our next op? Might get to see some action.

Fobbit: Well... I would love to, but you see, I have this thing at that one place with the people and gosh, I just can't get permission from my unit to go along with you guys!
by TCAT1117 November 17, 2018
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Best show on HBO that no one has ever watched. Main reason for streaming HBO to your Apple TV, although you still won't watch it.
"Hey Dave, I just started streaming The Wire on Apple TV. Have you watched it?"
Dave replies, "Not yet but I've been meaning to for 14 years."
by Grant Rampus July 04, 2016
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Before the television show, "the wire" was another term for "the phone". In some areas talking "the wire" is referring to talking to someone through the glass in prison
"I have Jimmy on the wire he wants to talk to you"

"If Julian keeps getting arrested, he's gonna have to continue his rap career through the wire."
by pulse.101 February 11, 2015
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Adj. To describe a state of unease that you would feel if your life was like the hit TV show The Wire

Noun. An unpleasant situation that could possibly derive from The Wire.
JD: This place scares me, its like The Wire over here.

Bob: You better shut up or your life is gonna be The Wire.
by Ampere Jets April 13, 2010
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