TO say their relationship is under strain would be like saying Henry VIII was not much cop
as a husband.
First recorded in the early 19th century, the origin is probably the northern dialectal verb cop, 'capture, lay hold of ' (hence also 'not much cop
', 'not much of a catch' - worth little).
FANS of obscure American new wave music - and there are probably about six who read this column - will recall with some fondness the band Devo, who were great at funny costumes and very good at album titles, but not much cop
Not because they're not much cop
or too expensive but because they're only available in left-hand drive and having the wheel on the wrong side makes them very difficult to sell.
For a country that's apparently so "broken" by crime, we're not much cop
at illustrating this on screen.
I am very disgruntled with the union that I'm in because they're not much cop
, they don't back you in any way and when you do have a problem they just sit there.
"Huh," he said with a contemptuous glance towards the book, "that's not much cop
Allenby, 11th in 2002 and fourth in 2003 (but not much cop
since), has hit form at the right time, finishing fourth in theWachovia Championship on Sunday.
The Citroen Visa Club and the Daihatsu Charade XTE came on the market and, according to the Examiner's motoring correspondent Roger Stansfield, they were not much cop
. Their prices?
Donald Sutherland has made one of the best horror films of all time in the classic Don't Look Now, and while An American Haunting isn't the worst film ever, it's not much cop
. Although it's set nearly two hundred years before, it has a lot of similarities with the recent disappointment that was The Exorcism of Emily Rose.
The other was that feeling of pre-resignation - the view that it will be worth it even if he turns out to be not much cop
The 34-year-old said: "I am a bit stuck without it, I'm not much cop
at walking too far at all.
PTHE album's not much cop
, but Summer Son, the new single from Texas, is a great wedge of Scot pop.
But not all that surprising, because he's clearly not much cop
at his job.
well, actually I can't think of anything else as, let's face it, as a 10-year-old you're not much cop
at anything other than eating, sleeping and watching Grease and The Sound of Music over and over again.