One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Accept or tolerate a disagreeable situation without complaint.‘he didn't even have the grace to cop it sweet’
- ‘If that does transpire to be truly the case, I suppose I'll just have to cop it sweet.’
- ‘If I've done anything wrong, I'll cop it sweet.’
- ‘They will do what they have to do to get through these days: cop it sweet, keep the head down and the mouth shut.’
- ‘If you can't stomach sneaky and malevolent payback, cop it sweet or get another job.’
- ‘If he got away with it on the field, I'll cop it sweet.’
- ‘She will grumble about on- and off-field issues but, in the end, will cop it sweet.’
- ‘If she has breached the Privacy Act, we hope that she cops it sweet, because the majority of New Zealanders won't care a dot.’
- ‘They have been caught lying, but even then, they won't cop it sweet.’
- ‘Tell all the whingeing people to cop it sweet, and when they go home to wherever they can continue to whinge to whoever will listen.’
- ‘The so-called racialised other is expected to cop it sweet.’
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