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according to Cocker

Indicates or emphasizes that something is correct, right, or reliable. Refers to 17th-century English arithmetician Edward Cocker. Primarily heard in UK. Now that I've read over my thesis five times, I am quite sure it's free of errors and completed according to Cocker! The car leaking that much oil does not seem to be according to Cocker—I think you should take it to the shop as soon as possible.
See also: accord, cocker, to

cocker up

To pamper or spoil someone, especially through overindulgence. A noun or pronoun can be used between "cocker" and "up." Well, judging by the way his parents have cockered him up his whole life, it's no wonder he can't handle failure like an adult. I don't want to cocker up my kids, but I don't want to be too hard on them, either.
See also: cocker, up
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