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    Hello to all of you. My question is about an expression that I found in the lyrics of a famous hit by Bob Dylan. It goes like this:
    If you're black you might as well not show up on the street,
    Unless you wanna draw the heat.Thank you in advance.

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    "The heat" is one of many slang terms used to describe the police. In this case, "draw the heat" = "attract the attention of the police."

    In some places, it is believed that if you are black you are automatically considered to be suspicious by law enforcement.

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