it's a fair cop

Definition of it's a fair cop

British, informal

  1. —used to admit that one did something wrong and was caught fairly I'm annoyed about the speeding ticket, but it's a fair cop.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  that one — compare he, its, she, they

    : used as subject of an impersonal verb that expresses a condition or action without reference to an agent

    : used with many verbs as a direct object with little or no meaning

  1. :  the player in a game who performs the principal action of the game (as trying to find others in hide-and-seek)

fairplay
  1. :  pleasing to the eye or mind especially because of fresh, charming, or flawless quality

    :  superficially pleasing :  specious

    :  clean, pure

  1. :  beauty, fairness

    :  something that is fair or fortunate (see 1fair)

    :  woman

  1. :  in a manner that is honest or impartial or that conforms to rules :  in a fair manner

    :  fairly

  1. :  clear

    :  to join so that the external surfaces blend smoothly

  1. :  a gathering of buyers and sellers at a particular place and time for trade

    :  a competitive exhibition usually with accompanying entertainment and amusements

    :  an exhibition designed to acquaint prospective buyers or the general public with a product

  1. :  top, crest

    :  a cylindrical or conical mass of thread, yarn, or roving wound on a quill or tube

    :  a quill or tube upon which it is wound

  1. :  to get hold of :  catch, capture

    :  purchase

    :  steal, swipe

  1. :  police officer

  1. : copper

    : copulative

    : copy


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