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a pop

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.
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pop

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.

pop pills

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.
See also: pill, pop

popped

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.
See also: pop

pops

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?
See also: pop
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.

pop

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.

popped

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.
See also: pop

popping

in. happening. Things are always popping at the gym.

pops

n. one’s father; any older man. (Also a term of address.) Hey, pops! How you doing?
See also: pop
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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Western Europe was the largest region in the global convenience, mom and pop stores market, accounting for 40% of the market in 2018.
The easy to grab and elegantly designed POP 2 at a price of Rs9,999 and POP 2 Pro at Rs10,999 are easily available in three enchanting colours which are midnight black, champagne gold and city blue.
The Buzz Pops team is available for major events on the east coast.
Besides, collection, transport and disposal of tons of polychlorinated bipheny (PCB) and 1,200 tons of POPS pesticides.
Previously described risk factors for developing POP and incontinence included advanced age, white race, obesity, vaginal delivery, increased intra-abdominal pressure, smoking, connective tissue disorders, previous hysterectomy, having a mother with POP and POP symptoms during pregnancy.7,8 Several studies have utilized questionnaires to determine the risk factors for POP in the general population and included both asymptomatic and symptomatic women; however, only a small portion of the participants in these studies underwent POP and/or UI surgery or a gynecologic exam to define the exact grades of POP.4,8-10 Few studies have investigated the risk factors that predispose women who had undergone surgery for POP and incontinence surgery.1,2,11
Each Halls Kids Cough & Sore Throat Pop contains 5 mg of menthol, an active ingredient that temporarily relieves cough and sore throat.
The problem of defining K-pop is further complicated by the fact that K-pop itself, even when made in Korea by ethnic Koreans, is not wholly Korean, since it has evolved from foreign genres, notably American pop and hip-hop.
In contrast to the flourishing of studies of the "Korean Wave" (the global flows of Korean pop culture), in-depth research of the lived culture of K-pop fans beyond Asia is still nascent.
Georgia Nickname: The Peach State Famous for: Coca-Cola & Jimmy Carter Pop: 4.5 million Elec/Coll votes: 16 Currently: Rep Chance of switching: 17.6%
Beyond the pioneering work of Allan Murphy and Robert Winkler in the early 1970s, relatively few studies have examined the definition, understanding, and uses of the probability of precipitation (PoP) among contemporary meteorologists.
* Due to their higher potency and risk, POP use needed to be overseen by a practitioner by way of consultation (and by extension, due to their lower potency, over-the-counter products did not require oversight to be used safely)
A NEW indoor Pop Festival is coming to Newcastle this weekend.
DONNA TORTOR10E, CO-OWNER OF POP CRAFT POPS at 2245-A Bee Ridge Road, calls her partner and son, Martin Scott, "the popologist".