cop a plea

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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