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pop by (for a visit)

To come somewhere, usually a person's home or residence, for a brief or casual visit. Hey, if you're free this Saturday, why don't you pop by for a visit? I'd love to show you the new truck I bought. You and your girlfriend should pop by sometime. We could grab some dinner or go out for some drinks.
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pop over (for a visit)

To come somewhere, usually a person's home or residence, for a brief or casual visit. Hey, if you're free this Saturday, why don't you pop over for a visit? I'd love to show you the new truck I bought. You and your girlfriend should pop over sometime. We could grab some dinner or go out for some drinks.
See also: over, pop

pop (one's) cherry

1. vulgar slang (of someone else) To have sexual intercourse with a virgin, especially a female. Before you go popping a girl's cherry, you had better make damn sure that you and she are both totally ready to sleep with each other.
2. vulgar slang (of oneself) To have sexual intercourse for the first time. There is nothing wrong with waiting until you're absolutely ready before you pop your cherry. Too many people try to pressure you into it from too young an age.
3. vulgar slang (of oneself) To do something for the first time, especially that which is particularly daunting, difficult, dangerous, or illegal. Somebody pass Marcus the joint, he still needs to pop his cherry tonight! For her birthday, I bought my friend Samantha a voucher so she could pop her cherry sky diving.
See also: cherry, pop

pop (one's) bubble

To disprove, ruin, or destroy someone's fantasy, delusion, or misbelief. A less common variant of "burst (someone's) bubble." Sorry to pop your bubble, Janet, but Sarah only went out on a date with you to make Suzie jealous. Sean took pleasure in popping the environmentalist's bubble, explaining to him that renewable energy devices cause huge environmental damage to produce.
See also: bubble, pop

pop the bubble of (someone)

To disprove, ruin, or destroy someone's fantasy, delusion, or misbelief. A less common variant of "burst the bubble of (someone)." The Supreme Court ruling is likely to pop the bubble of all the activists who were in favor of overturning the case.
See also: bubble, of, pop

pop the cherry

vulgar slang To have sexual intercourse for the first time. There is nothing wrong with waiting until you're absolutely ready before you pop the cherry. Too many people try to pressure you into it from too young an age.
See also: cherry, pop

pop (one's) clogs

To die. Primarily heard in UK. A friend of mine is convinced he's going to pop his clogs whenever he feels the slightest bit unwell.
See also: clog, pop

pop in (for a visit)

To come somewhere, usually a person's home, for a brief or casual visit. Hey, if you're free this Saturday, why don't you pop in for a visit? I'd love to show you the new truck I bought. If you're ever in town, you and your girlfriend should pop in. I just need to pop in at the office to see Cheryl, but I won't be staying all day.
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(one's) eyes are popping out of (one's) head

One's facial expression indicates surprise or extreme interest in what one is looking at. My eyes practically were popping out of my head when I saw that my parents had bought me a car for my birthday! Stare much? Your eyes were popping out of your head when that guy walked past us.
See also: eye, head, of, out, popping

pop the question

To ask for someone's hand in marriage. I'm planning on popping the question just before the fireworks start. He popped the question in a text message? That's the worst proposal I've ever heard of.
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pop the question

[for a man] to ask a woman to marry him. (Could also be used by a woman asking a man.) She waited for years for him to pop the question. Finally she popped the question.
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pop the question

Propose marriage, as in He picked Valentine's Day to pop the question. [Early 1700s]
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pop the question

INFORMAL
If you pop the question, you ask someone to marry you. Stuart got serious quickly and popped the question six months later.
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pop the question

propose marriage. British informal
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pop the ˈquestion

(informal) ask somebody to marry you: Where were you when he popped the question?
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pop the question

tv. [for a man] to ask a woman to marry him. (Could also be used by a woman asking a man.) She waited for years for him to pop the question.
See also: pop, question

popping

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

pop the question

Informal
To propose marriage.
See also: pop, question
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Pop N Go's self contained equipment allows each customer to choose butter and the level of salt desired (if any) while viewing the entire popping process.
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