The main sop is a pledge to increase markets for US goods overseas by carrying out a more aggressive trade policy against Europe and Japan.
Media pundits have suggested it was a sop to appease the right wing in the cabinet.
Those handwritten appraisals of titles by bookshops are merely a sop to political correctness and their own egos.
The great powers were focused on collective security; it was as a concession, a sop , that they consented to a peripheral project regarding human rights.
Run it along your hairline to sop up excess sweat.
The critical thing is that fostering civilized behavior should be a priority up front in the design of our foreign policy, not an afterthought, a sop to bleeding hearts, or a pretext for something else.
Only then will we get the council tax relief out area needs and put a sop to these ridiculously high rises.
As a sop to the public, murder is likely to be excepted from this change of jurisdiction; but who defines murder?
We take bread and sop up the soup from the brown ceramic bowls.
If you can, buy a dozen different wines, have a picnic in the car park with plenty of baguettes to sop up the wine, and select your favourites before going back in to buy them.