chop and change

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of chop and change

British, informal
:to keep changing one's mind, way of doing something, etc.
  • You have to make a decision and stick with it. You can't chop and change all the time.

Word by Word Definitions

chop play
  1. : to cut into or sever usually by repeated blows of a sharp instrument

  2. : to cut into pieces

  3. : to weed and thin out (young cotton)

  1. : a forceful usually slanting blow with or as if with an ax or cleaver

  2. : a sharp downward blow or stroke

  3. : a small cut of meat often including part of a rib — see lamb illustration

  1. : to change direction

  2. : to veer with or as if with wind

  1. : a seal or official stamp or its impression

  2. : a license validated by a seal

  3. : a mark on goods or coins to indicate nature or quality

change play
  1. : to make different in some particular : alter

  2. : to make radically different : transform

  3. : to give a different position, course, or direction to

  1. : the act, process, or result of changing: such as

  2. : alteration

  3. : transformation


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