Examples of coup in a Sentence
It was a major coup when they got the Vice President to appear on their show for an interview.
winning that big contract was a real coup
Recent Examples of coup from the Web
Even if Mella never throws a big-league pitch, that trade has been a coup for the Reds.
Travis Kalanick was ousted in a boardroom coup on Tuesday by Uber's earliest investors.
Celebratory songs played on the radio as Khalifa made the first visit by a foreign head of state to the Hamas-run enclave and pledged $400 million for building projects -- a diplomatic coup for the militant Palestinian group.
Rose, The Courant's offensive player of the year as a high school senior, was highly recruited and his decision to stay home was a major coup for UConn.
Erdogan, for his part, has been accused of cracking down on political opponents and journalists following a coup attempt last summer.
Rather than competing, at some level, there was tacit support [among leaders of Thailand’s Democratic Party] for military coups to restore order and reconfigure the constitution.
Analysts have raised the prospect of a palace coup in Qatar, a hereditary monarchy with a history of such changes in leadership.
Scoring A-Kon was a bit of a coup for Fort Worth — previous conventions have taken place in Dallas or in cities in its immediate orbit.
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COUP Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of coup for English Language Learners
: an impressive victory or achievement that usually is difficult or unexpected
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