cop an attitude

cop an attitude

slang To act irritably. Don't cop an attitude with me, young lady, or I'll take away your allowance! All of a sudden, John copped an attitude—I guess he was unhappy with the change in plans.
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cop an attitude

Sl. to take a negative or opposite attitude about something. My teenage son copped an attitude when I asked why he seemed to be sneaking around.
See also: attitude, cop

cop an attitude

tv. to take a negative or opposite attitude about something. (see also tude.) I think you’re copping an attitude. Not advised, dude. Not advised.
See also: attitude, cop
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Before you cop an attitude, put things into perspective: Just imagine how many grumpy globetrotters those TSA agents deal with on a daily basis.
We may be able to identify customers' or suppliers' problems, but if we explicitly or implicitly cop an attitude that communicates that we are not the ones who should help, how can our role be viewed as value-add?
The next time you cop an attitude about having to sit through another training session, ask yourself if you're prepared to handle an emergency.
He won't cop an attitude if you have plans with the fam or make ridiculous demands of your time.
So, when guys like Burnett get caught, then cop an attitude like it's no big deal, you're going to have to forgive the guys over at the dog park or people down at the SPCA if they don't show a lot of sympathy for where Burnett's standing right now.
you are a problem patient and the nurses may cop an attitude toward you.