not much cop

not much cop

Not very good; not noteworthy or exceptional at all. Primarily heard in UK. I was really looking forward to the film, but it was not much cop, I'm afraid. I just wasn't much cop as an accountant, so I packed up my career and spent a year travelling abroad.
See also: cop, much, not
References in periodicals archive ?
Not because they're not much cop or too expensive, but because they're only available in left-hand drive and having the wheel on the wrong side makes them very difficult to sell.
Not because they're not much cop or too expensive but because they're only available in left-hand drive and having the wheel on the wrong side makes them very difficult to sell.
For a country that's apparently so "broken" by crime, we're not much cop at illustrating this on screen.
I am very disgruntled with the union that I'm in because they're not much cop, they don't back you in any way and when you do have a problem they just sit there.
Huh," he said with a contemptuous glance towards the book, "that's not much cop.
Allenby, 11th in 2002 and fourth in 2003 (but not much cop since), has hit form at the right time, finishing fourth in theWachovia Championship on Sunday.
The Citroen Visa Club and the Daihatsu Charade XTE came on the market and, according to the Examiner's motoring correspondent Roger Stansfield, they were not much cop.
Donald Sutherland has made one of the best horror films of all time in the classic Don't Look Now, and while An American Haunting isn't the worst film ever, it's not much cop.
The other was that feeling of pre-resignation - the view that it will be worth it even if he turns out to be not much cop these days.
The 34-year-old said: "I am a bit stuck without it, I'm not much cop at walking too far at all.
PTHE album's not much cop, but Summer Son, the new single from Texas, is a great wedge of Scot pop.
But, deprived of his trademark near-the-knuckle naughtiness, he's not much cop.
well, actually I can't think of anything else as, let's face it, as a 10-year-old you're not much cop at anything other than eating, sleeping and watching Grease and The Sound of Music over and over again.
Rented of course and still not much cop in the condition stakes.
Not much cop, thought those who expected another sensational time.