take a pop at

take a pop at
have (or take) a pop at informal attack.
Main Entry: pop

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  • take a pop (at somebody) — have/take a ˈpop (at sb) idiom (BrE, informal) to attack sb physically or in words • Football managers are always taking a pop at referees. Main entry: ↑popidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • take a pop (at) — vb to attack, hit, lash out at. A phrase pop ular in working class London speech in the late 1980s. ► Nowyou re taking a pop at my business partners. (EastEnders, British TV soap opera, 1988) …   Contemporary slang

  • take a pop at someone — tv. to punch at someone. □ Ziggy took a pop at me, but I ducked. □ The drunk took a pop at the cop which was the wrong thing to do …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • take a pop at (someone) — Vrb phrs. To verbally or physically attack (someone). Also phrased as have a pop at (someone) …   English slang and colloquialisms

  • take a pop at (someone) — Vrb phrs. To verbally or physically attack (someone). Also phrased as have a pop at (someone) …   English slang and colloquialisms

  • take a pop at — …   Useful english dictionary

  • have (or take) a pop at — informal attack. → pop …   English new terms dictionary

  • pop — Ⅰ. pop [1] ► VERB (popped, popping) 1) make or cause to make a sudden short explosive sound. 2) go or come quickly or unexpectedly. 3) put or place quickly. 4) (of a person s eyes) open wide and appear to bulge. 5) …   English terms dictionary

  • pop — pop1 S3 [pɔp US pa:p] v past tense and past participle popped present participle popping ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(come out/off)¦ 2¦(go quickly)¦ 3¦(quickly put something)¦ 4¦(short sound)¦ 5¦(burst)¦ 6¦(ears)¦ 7 somebody s eyes popped (out of their head) …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • pop — pop1 S3 [pɔp US pa:p] v past tense and past participle popped present participle popping ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(come out/off)¦ 2¦(go quickly)¦ 3¦(quickly put something)¦ 4¦(short sound)¦ 5¦(burst)¦ 6¦(ears)¦ 7 somebody s eyes popped (out of their head) …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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