What's the meaning of "pop on a plane"?
In the context "did you pop on a plane for an hour?" I looked it up on idioms and other sites but I got nowhere. Does it mean "did you stay/travel in/with the plane for an hour"?
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It means "to get on a plane". In general, "pop" means to enter a place, whether a building or a vehicle, usually for a short amount of time. "I'm going to pop into the hardware store and see if they have nails", "Oh, Jack popped into the office and picked up some papers", "I'm going to pop on a bus and head right over", etc. You don't use it if your stay will be long. Like if you go into a store, buy one item, and leave, you might say "I popped into the store". But if you go into a store and spend two hours shopping around, you wouldn't say you "popped into the store". (Except as an ironic joke, I suppose.) To "pop on a plane" implies that it's a short flight. You wouldn't say "I popped on a plane from New York to Beijing", but you could say "I popped on a plane from New York to Boston".