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Re: Not much cop

Posted by Gary Martin on November 24, 2008 at 10:52

In Reply to: Not much cop posted by Bru on November 24, 2008 at 10:49:

: "Not much cop" - does the origin come from not a good cop (ie police officer) or not much copulation coming from obviously a sexual term?

Neither. 'Cop' is a slang term meaning catch or acquisition. 'Not much cop' applies to things that aren't much of a prize. That meaning of cop may also be the derivation of the slang term for police officer.