it's a fair cop

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Definition of it's a fair cop

British, informal
used to admit that one did something wrong and was caught fairlyI'm annoyed about the speeding ticket, but it's a fair cop.

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“It's a fair cop.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/it%27s%20a%20fair%20cop. Accessed 19 Jan. 2021.

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