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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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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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.
See also: cop
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

cop onto something

in. to understand or become aware of something. I think I’m copping onto the significance of this at last.
See also: cop, something
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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We've been a little slow in copping onto it but I'd say you'll have 10 or 20 grounds done over the next few years to the quality required.