take a pop (at)

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 . 2014.

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  • take a pop at — ► have (or take) a pop at informal attack. Main Entry: ↑pop …   English terms dictionary

  • take a pop at — …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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 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

  • 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 — I UK [pɒp] / US [pɑp] verb Word forms pop : present tense I/you/we/they pop he/she/it pops present participle popping past tense popped past participle popped ** 1) a) [intransitive/transitive] if a cork pops, or if you pop it, it makes a sudden… …   English dictionary

  • pop — pop1 verb (pops, popping, popped) 1》 make or cause to make a sudden sharp explosive sound. 2》 (often pop in/out) go or come for a short time, often without notice.     ↘(pop off) informal die. 3》 put or place quickly in a particular position. 4》… …   English new terms dictionary

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