cop hold of

cop hold of (someone or something)

To begin holding someone or something. Primarily heard in UK. After months apart, I can't wait to cop hold of my boyfriend at the airport. Cop hold of that end of the banner, will you?
See also: cop, hold, of

cop hold of

take hold of. British
A slang word meaning ‘catch’, cop probably originated in northern English dialect.
See also: cop, hold, of
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Your mom would get her money out of a didlum club or cop hold of her pounds 1 Provident Cheque, for which she paid a shilling a week for 21 weeks, and she would buy you a new outfit.
IN SIMPLER times, Kop Holdings might have referred to dubious practices outside The Grafton on a Friday night (as in "come on darlin', cop hold of this.
And then there's Peter Sweeney, the man to really cop hold of if you want to find out what's really happening inside the GAA.