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an implement with a wooden handle and a head made of twists of cotton or a piece of synthetic sponge, used for polishing or washing floors, or washing dishes
(in various parts of England) an annual fair at which formerly servants were hired
MOP(Millionaire On Paper) People who have wealth tied up in company stock options, which cannot be exercised until a certain date. During the dot-com boom, tens of thousands of MOPs were created, but many unfortunately never cashed in before the stock became worthless. See also MOPS.
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20am to mop up
some of the lubricant which had spilled on to the road.
Some of the usual suspects will be around to mop up
all that ad cash.
Ironically in the final phase, in order to mop up
pockets of poliovirus to reach every child and to ensure eradication, immunization efforts need to intensify.