an opposite number, a partner. A mili-tary abbreviation used in police, under-world and more general contexts. Most users assume, understandably (and probably correctly), that this is based on 'opposite'. A more fanciful suggestion is that it is in fact a corruption of 'hop o' my thumb', rhyming slang for chum.
an operation, particularly a military operation (a surgical operation is simply an 'op')

Contemporary slang . 2014.

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