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not much cop



not much cop (not comparable)

  1. (Britain, slang) Not very good; unimpressive.
    • 1971, David Bowie, Kooks
      'Cause I'm not much cop at punching other people's Dads
    • 1997, Jonathan Romney, Short Orders: Film Writing
      This one-dimensionality makes Germinal a formidable national monument, but not much cop as a film.
    • 2003, Anna Jacobs, Our Lizzie
      "Not much cop, this place, but I have to keep an eye out for my train. Now, what can I get you, miss?"
    • 2007, Jacqueline Wilson, Candyfloss
      "I'm not much cop at the decorating lark, am I, Floss?" "Never mind, Dad."

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