Cop onto - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
cop onto (something)
slang To learn or understand something. Thanks for explaining that concept to me—I think I'm copping onto it now.
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cop onto something
Sl. to understand or become aware of something. I think I'm copping onto the significance of this at last. Try to cop onto what I'm saying, Otto.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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"The Neomorph, in a way, is the first generation of an alien but it needs a human life form to cop onto
and, if you like, mix with, copulate with."
"If we don't cop onto
this from a health point of view then maybe the fact of the calories might help drive the point home."
Two spare 13-round magazines on the duty belt sent the cop onto
the street with 40.45-caliber cartridges.
Why has it taken this long to cop onto
the idea that somebody should be footing the bill for all of this - namely those who are using it!
You can quickly cop onto
their vibe in terms of what they are thinking.
"I had three young kids so I thought I better cop onto