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Under the glass

Posted by MichaelFr on November 29, 2003

Hi ! (bonjour !) the French guy again !

I found this phrase in a novel : "that'd be OK most days but on this one you just said it yourself, we're under the glass."

The context is two detectives talking about their ongoing inquiry, a hot topic for broadcasters and the population, as a celebrity in town has been slain. They have like a 48 hours deadline to find the murderer, and cannot consider being distracted in any way. "this one" in the text is meant for "this case".

What is the meaning of "we're under the glass" ?

Thanks, have a nice day.