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1. slang Apiece; each individually. Used especially in reference to the cost of something. Make sure you don't lose these badges. They're $20 a pop to replace. At $3 a pop, these decorations are a steal.
2. slang For each attempt or turn. The carnival game costs $5 a pop, but you can win some cool prizes if you're good at it.
1. verb, slang To swallow (tablets or pills of drugs). A: "I'm feeling a headache coming on." B: "Why don't you pop a couple ibuprofen and go rest your eyes for a few minutes?" I could tell from his eyes that he had been popping pills again.
2. noun, informal A nonalcoholic, flavored, typically carbonated beverage; soda pop We've got beers for the adults and pop for the kids.
3. noun, informal One's father. Usually capitalized if used as a term of address. A: "Morning, Pop." B: "Good morning, Tim. Sleep well?" I heard your pop works for the government. Is that true?
4. noun, informal Music that appeals to the largest or most general portion of the population. Short for "popular music." I can't stand pop, so I don't ever really listen to music on the radio. I like pretty much any kind of music, but I mostly listen to pop.
5. adjective, informal Of or relating to pop music. Trust me, the life of a pop singer is exciting at first, but it becomes a soul-crushing ordeal fairly quickly.
6. adjective, informal Indicating, reflecting, or aimed at the largest or most general portion of the population. My mother-in-law is always peddling some new fad in the world of pop psychology. The new exhibition explores the hidden depths of pop art.
To take pills of medicinal or (especially) recreational drugs rapidly and in large quantities. I left the party as soon as people around me started popping pills. Many law students resort to popping pills in order to cope with the immense amount of stress their studies place on them.
slang Caught and arrested by the police. Mitchel? Shoot, I heard he got his sorry ass popped last week. If you get popped for this, I'm pretending like I've never met you before in my life.
1. slang One's father. (Can by used as a term of address.) A: "Good morning, Pops." B: "Good morning? It's nearly 1 PM!" I'll have to check with my pops, but I think it should be all right.
2. slang A term of address for an older man, whether or not the man is actually elderly. Get outta the way, pops! You're blocking up traffic! Excuse me, pops, do you have the time?
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.
pop someone (on something)
Inf. to strike someone on some body part. If you don't sit down, I'll pop you on the chin! Max popped Lefty on the nose.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
1. tv. to hit or strike someone. She popped him lightly on the shoulder.
2. mod. popular. This style is very pop.
3. n. popular music. I like most pop, but not if it’s too loud.
4. and a pop n. a time; a try; a piece. (Always with a in this sense.) Twenty dollars a pop is too much.
5. tv. to take or swallow a pill, tablet, or capsule. Here, pop a couple of these.
1. mod. arrested. (Similar to busted.) He was popped for hardly anything at all.
2. mod. alcohol or drug intoxicated. She looks glassy-eyed because she’s popped.
in. happening. Things are always popping at the gym.
n. one’s father; any older man. (Also a term of address.) Hey, pops! How you doing?
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
- (one's) eyes pop out of (one's) head
- a pop
- blow this pop stand
- corporation pop
- council pop
- have a pop at
- have a pop at (someone or something)
- have a pop at something
- in pop
- jab pop
- mom-and-pop shop
- mom-and-pop store
- pop (one's) bubble
- pop (one's) cherry
- pop (one's) clogs
- pop (one's) cork
- pop (one's) ears
- pop (something) onto (something)
- pop a squat
- pop a wheelie
- pop around
- pop around (for a visit)
- pop back
- pop by (for a visit)
- pop cork
- pop down
- pop for
- pop for (something)
- pop for something
- pop in
- pop in (for a visit)
- pop into
- pop into (someone's) head
- pop off
- pop on
- pop one's cork
- pop out
- pop out of
- pop over (for a visit)
- pop pills
- pop some tops
- pop someone's cherry
- pop the bubble of (someone)
- pop the cherry
- pop the question
- pop the question, to
- pop tops
- pop up
- pop wine
- pop your clogs
- take a pop at
- take a pop at (someone or something)
- take a pop at someone
- take a pop at someone/something
- your eyes nearly pop out of your head