cop a plea
engage in plea bargaining – North American
Related Idioms :
cop hold of
take hold of – British
A slang word meaning catch, cop probably originated in northern English dialect.
it is a fair cop
an admission that the speaker has been caught doing wrong and deserves punishment
not much cop
not very good - British informal
Cop is used here in the sense of an acquisition.
1998 - Spectator - Suddenly everyone has noticed that the rest of her album isn't actually much cop after all.
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