- Noun. 1. A legitimate arrest. Often tongue in cheek use in expressions such as "it's a fair cop, guv". Orig. Underworld. Late 1800s2. A situation or event that is seen as deserved or justified.
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it's a fair cop — ► it s a fair cop informal an admission that the speaker has been caught doing wrong and deserves punishment. Main Entry: ↑fair … English terms dictionary
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