cop it v.
1. [late 19C+] to get into trouble, to receive a severe reprimand.
2. [20C+] (also cop) to be hit, to suffer in a given way, to die.
3. [1980s+] (Aus. prison) to be the passive member of a homosexual couple.
[late 19C+] to get into trouble, to receive a severe reprimand.
see get it in the neck v.
1. to accept problems without complaining; to get one’s due deserts.
2. to have a stroke of luck.
3. to relax.