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chopping block

noun

: a hard wooden block on which things (such as meat, wood, or vegetables) are chopped or cut

Full Definition of CHOPPING BLOCK

1
:  a wooden block on which material (as meat, wood, or vegetables) is cut, split, or diced
2
:  a situation in which someone or something is threatened with elimination <government programs on the chopping block>

First Known Use of CHOPPING BLOCK

1600

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