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Re: Cop out

Posted by R. Berg on March 31, 2007

In Reply to: Cop out posted by Coree on March 29, 2007

: Does anyone know the origin or derivation of the phrase "cop out"?

My print edition of the American Heritage Dictionary says it comes from "to cop a plea" and gives a little more information. The AHD is online, too. Try www.bartleby.com. ~rb