take a pop at someone

take a pop at someone

or

have a pop at someone

BRITISH, JOURNALISM, INFORMAL
If you take a pop at another person or have a pop at them, you hit them. Andy was just having a quiet drink with some of his pals when this guy took a pop at him. I had been in my fair share of fights at school but the more successful I was on the cricket field, the more these guys wanted to have a pop at me.
See also: pop, take

take a pop at someone

tv. to punch at someone. The drunk took a pop at the cop—which was the wrong thing to do.
See also: pop, take