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    cop an eyeful

    Dear Teachers,

    I found an article at nbcmiami.com/news/local/Dirty-Driver-Gives-Cop-an-Eyeful-78683722.html and can't work out two things:
    1. cop an eyeful -> what does it mean? I can't find it in dictionaries.

    2. As (Ellena Lucia) Barron got to her car's trunk she lifted up her shirt to show the stunned cop her breasts.
    "I thought that's what you wanted to see," Barron told the officer after he asked why his retinas were burning.

    Why is used "his" in the second sentence?

    Thank you,
    Gabor

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    Re: cop an eyeful

    1. To "cop an eyeful" usually means to get a good look, but in this case, 'cop' isn't a verb - it's a noun used to describe a policeman.

    2. 'His', because the woman is refering to the police officer's retina.

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    Re: cop an eyeful

    Thank you

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