a few bob

novice_81

Senior Member
German
Hello

One guy says that his photographer copped somebody's else's photograph, and he later says that it cost him a few bob and the photographer promised never to do it again.

--- I understand that he illegaly copied somebody else's photograph and then the other guy had to pay some fine for that (a few bob).Right?

thanks
 
  • Matching Mole

    Senior Member
    England, English
    Yes, that's how I understand it. Often, "a few bob" means a not inconsiderable sum, rather than literally a few shillings. Similarly: "I bet that cost a bob or two" means "I bet that was expensive". In this case the "few bob" was probably compensation for copyright infringement, rather than a fine, as it is a civil offence. These are often punitive, so it could well have been a lot of money.
     

    Nunty

    Modified
    Hebrew-US English (bilingual)
    Moderator note:

    The thread went off topic to discuss "copped", so I split it. The new thread is here.

    Thank you,
    Nun-Translator
     
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