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English definition of “cop a plea”

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cop a plea

slang US
to admit to having committed a crime in order to avoid being punished for a more serious crime
Translations of “cop a plea”
in Chinese (Traditional) 承認有罪以求輕判…
in Chinese (Simplified) 承认有罪以求轻判…
(Definition of cop a plea from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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