take a pop at someone/something

take a pop at someone/something

or

have a pop at someone/something

BRITISH, JOURNALISM, INFORMAL
COMMON If you take a pop at someone or something or have a pop at them, you criticize them. Even his once loyal staff have started taking a pop at him in the press. When females gather together, they like to have a pop at us chaps.
See also: pop, something, take