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cop a packet

To be seriously injured. This phrase originated in the military. I got sent home after copping a packet during my tour of duty.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

cop a packet

to become badly injured; to be wounded severely. (Originally military.) My uncle copped a packet in Normandy. If you want to cop a packet or worse, just stand up in that shallow trench, son.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

cop a packet

1 be killed, especially in battle. 2 contract a venereal disease. informal euphemistic
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