when we say "For entertainment, she couldn’t go to the movies at $8 a pop", what "a pop" means?
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closed as general reference by J.R., Mehper C. Palavuzlar, Matt E. Эллен♦, Andrew Leach♦, tchrist Aug 6 '12 at 12:09
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The OED’s definition 3c of pop is ‘A turn at doing something; an attempt; a go; a time’ and the earliest citation supporting this sense is dated 1839.