have a pop at
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have a pop at (someone or something)
1. To physically strike someone. Primarily heard in UK. Stay away from that rival gang—those guys will definitely have a pop at you.
2. To criticize, judge, or disapprove of someone (for something). Primarily heard in UK. My parents have had a pop at me for my decision to study art in college, instead of law or medicine. I just know my boss is going to have a pop at me for that accounting error I made last week.
3. To try to do something. Primarily heard in UK. A: "Do you want to try driving my car, to see how you like it?" B: "Yeah, sure, I'll have a pop at it."
have (or take) a pop at1 physically attack. 2 criticize. informal
2 1995 Musik Two of the girls we rumbled were so outraged that they put up flyers all over the country taking a pop at us.