assume the position:1. In police terminology, to lean a suspect forward against a wall (or car), legs wide open, while patting (frisking) him/her down for weapons. By extension, to assume a position for anal or vagina penetration from the rear . Synonym: spread-eagle .
(1) John Buckner (Kieffer Sutherland) to Huey Walker (Dennis Hopper) in Flashback (1989):
-- John: 'Assume the position .'
-- Huey: 'Which one did you have in mind? '
(2) Mac (Gene Hackman) to Reva (Nancy Travis) in Loose Cannons (1990):
-- Mac: ' Assume the position .'
-- Reva: 'This is the position you meant, right? I watch American TV . At least you didn't say spread 'em .'
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