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pop by (for a visit)

To come somewhere, usually a person's home or residence, for a brief or casual visit. Hey, if you're free this Saturday, why don't you pop by for a visit? I'd love to show you the new truck I bought. You and your girlfriend should pop by sometime. We could grab some dinner or go out for some drinks.
See also: pop

pop over (for a visit)

To come somewhere, usually a person's home or residence, for a brief or casual visit. Hey, if you're free this Saturday, why don't you pop over for a visit? I'd love to show you the new truck I bought. You and your girlfriend should pop over sometime. We could grab some dinner or go out for some drinks.
See also: pop

pop (one's/someone's) cherry

1. vulgar slang (of someone else) To have sexual intercourse with a virgin, especially a female. Before you go popping a girl's cherry, you had better make damn sure that you and she are both totally ready to sleep with each other.
2. vulgar slang (of oneself) To have sexual intercourse for the first time. There is nothing wrong with waiting until you're absolutely ready before you pop your cherry. Too many people try to pressure you into it from too young an age.
3. vulgar slang (of oneself) To do something for the first time, especially that which is particularly daunting, difficult, dangerous, or illegal. Somebody pass Marcus the joint, he still needs to pop his cherry tonight! For her birthday, I bought my friend Samantha a voucher so she could pop her cherry sky diving.
See also: cherry, pop

pop (someone's) bubble

To disprove, ruin, or destroy someone's fantasy, delusion, or misbelief. A less common variant of "burst (someone's) bubble." Sorry to pop your bubble, Janet, but Sarah only went out on a date with you to make Suzie jealous. Sean took pleasure in popping the environmentalist's bubble, explaining to him that renewable energy devices cause huge environmental damage to produce.
See also: bubble, pop

pop the bubble of (someone)

To disprove, ruin, or destroy someone's fantasy, delusion, or misbelief. A less common variant of "burst the bubble of (someone)." The Supreme Court ruling is likely to pop the bubble of all the activitists who were in favor of overturning the case.
See also: bubble, of, pop

pop the cherry

vulgar slang To have sexual intercourse for the first time. There is nothing wrong with waiting until you're absolutely ready before you pop the cherry. Too many people try to pressure you into it from too young an age.
See also: cherry, pop

somebody's eyes are out on stalks

  (informal) also somebody's eyes are popping out of their head (informal)
if someone's eyes are out on stalks, they are looking at someone or something in a way that shows that they think that person or thing is extremely surprising or attractive
Usage notes: In funny drawings, people and animals are often drawn with their eyes coming out of their head to show that they are very surprised.
You should have seen Pete when Bec turned up in her short skirt. His eyes were out on stalks.
See also: eye, on, out, stalk

popping

in. happening. Things are always popping at the gym.
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He soon discovered popping corn for a living would be much more fun and less isolated.
The company's self-contained equipment produces fresh hot popcorn for each customer while allowing the customer to watch the entire popping process.
The company's self-contained equipment produces fresh, hot popcorn for each customer while allowing the customer to watch the entire popping process.
The Company's self-contained equipment allows each customer to choose butter and the level of salt desired (if any) while viewing the entire popping process.
They're deplorable," says Peter Winston, President of the PopUp Network, in reference to the X10 Camera ads that are popping up almost everywhere.
Pop N Go is already popping for one of the world's largest supermarket chains, two leading shopping mall chains, America's largest theater chain, and one of the most prestigious office-building owners in the world.
Pop N Go's self contained equipment allows each customer to choose butter and the level of salt desired (if any) while viewing the entire popping process.
The company's self-contained equipment produces fresh hot popcorn for each customer, while allowing the customer to watch the entire popping process.