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go co-op

Typically said of an apartment building that has become a cooperative (or "co-op")—a building in which residents do not own property but rather own shares in the corporation that owns the building. I can't believe that our building is going co-op—I might need to move.
See also: go


1. slang An initialism for "other people," referring to a cigarette given to one by someone whom one asked for it. He stumbled out of the bar going around to the people outside looking for OPs.
2. slang By extension, a person who asks someone for a cigarette. Cynthia doesn't smoke for the most part, but whenever we go out drinking she turns into such an OP!
3. slang An initialism of "overpowered," referring to a character, weapon, move, or other aspect of the game that is unfairly strong in comparison to the rest of the game. Beating the side quest nets you a mystical sword that is so OP that you basically can't be beaten from that point on. The new character they added to the fighting game has a very cool design, but she is totally OP. Unless the developers nerf her moves, I doubt she'll be allowed in competitive play.

op-ed piece

In journalism, an article that expresses a writer's viewpoint or opinion, rather than reporting factual information. "Op-ed" stands for "opposite" the "editorial page." I think our readers would really be interested in hearing the viewpoint of someone who only recently moved to the area. How would you like to write an op-ed piece for us? Why is there so much editorializing in this article? Oh, because it's an op-ed piece.
See also: piece

photo op

A shortening of "photo(graph) opportunity," literally, an ideal chance to take photographs, especially of someone famous. The actors all got together for a photo op with fans at the convention. The CEO agreed to a rare photo op for the press.
See also: OP, photo
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photo op(portunity)

a time or event designed for taking pictures of a celebrity. All the photographers raced toward a photo op with the president.
See also: OP, photo
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.


n. other people’s cigarettes; begged or borrowed cigarettes. (Initialism.) My favorite kind of cigarettes is OP’s. They’re the cheapest, too.
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.

photo op

A chance for a photograph, often for publicity purposes. The “op” here is short for “opportunity.” Deborah Eisenberg used it in her story, “Under the 82nd Airborne”: “‘Relax,’ Lewis said. ‘There’s no one here for them to fight with—this is a photo op.’” See also sound bite.
See also: OP, photo
The Dictionary of Clichés by Christine Ammer Copyright © 2013 by Christine Ammer
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(215) See, eg, Colin Kruger, 'Creditors Urged to Back Deal on Opes', The Sydney Morning Herald (Sydney), 2 June 2008, 21.
[This article creates a narrative of the Opes Prime insolvency from the copious and sometimes confusing commentary available to the public.
B Margin Lending in Australia III The Rise and Fall of Opes Prime A Background to the Rise of Opes Prime B Collapse of Opes Prime: Appointment of Dual External Administrators C Why the Directors Appointed Voluntary Administrators when They Probably Knew Receivers Would Be Appointed Anyway D Progress of the Administration and the Role of the Administrators E Second Meetings: What Shall We Do with the Opes Prime Companies?
At the time of writing, it is a little over two months since the collapse of the Opes Prime Group.
To provide a background, this article first explains margin lending practices in Australia, the Opes Prime business model and the immediate reasons behind the company's collapse into dual external administrations.
The separation of the OPEs was accomplished using a UPLC system equipped with a Phenomenex Kinetex PFP column (50 x 3.5 mm, 2.6 [micro]m).
A triple-quadrupole mass spectrometer was interfaced to the UPLC for the determination of the OPEs. Electrospray ionization (ESI) was performed in the positive-ion mode with a capillary voltage of 0.5 kV, a source temperature of 150[degrees]C, a desolvation temperature of 500[degrees]C, a nebulizer gas flow of 50 L/h, and a drying gas flow of 1000 L/h.
The polarity of the eight OPEs had a wide range of log [K.sub.ow] values from 0.80 (TEP) to 9.49 (TEHP) [5, 8].
The recovery values of the eight OPEs using the different extraction solvents are shown in Figure 2.
As shown in Figure 3, with the increase in solvent volume, the extraction efficiency of TEP was markedly enhanced, while that of the other OPEs presented low solvent volume sensitivities.
of HHS OPE 2000, 82802, [section] 160.310[c], my emphasis).
of HHS OPE 2000, 82814, [section] 164.512[c], my emphasis).
of HHS OPE 2000, 82816, [section] 164.512[i], my emphasis)
of HHS OPE 2000, 82818, [section] 164.512[k][6], my emphasis)
of HHS OPE 2000, 82823-26, [subsection] 164.524, 164.526).