fair cop

Noun. 1. A legitimate arrest. Often tongue in cheek use in expressions such as "it's a fair cop, guv". Orig. Underworld. Late 1800s
2. A situation or event that is seen as deserved or justified.

English slang and colloquialisms. 2014.

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