money, oeps, hips, excuse me

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What does "oeps, hips, excuse me" mean?

I've only found "oep" which mean "Office of Emergency Preparedness." Nothing to do with it in the context below.
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In a shady expat bar, lurking on his expat whisky, brawling on his business successes, he explains: Oh, yes, well you know, it is all about guanxi and knowing how to approach with a good stack of money, oeps, hips, excuse me, I mean relational gifts of course!” He stood op from his stole and staggered towards the loo and after a while we wondered what had happened to him…

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You'd have to ask the writer. They also wrote 'He stood op from his stole' so who knows what they could have meant?

You are reading some weird stuff, GoodTaste.
 

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I guess it could mean oops- the person says money and then changes it to a term more acceptable in bribery. I have no idea what hips could mean.
 

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That would suggest the presence of alcohol which would go some way to explaining the bizarre speech involved!

Hic-hic-HICCUP?
 

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In the context, does "an expat bar" mean "a wine bar run by foreigners"?
 

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It might not be run by foreigners but foreigners living in the unnamed country will make up the majority of the clientele.
 
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