chopped liver


: one that is insignificant or not worth considering

Example Sentences

“Wow, she's gorgeous!” “And what am I…chopped liver?”
Recent Examples on the Web The food wasn’t fancy but neither was it chopped liver (so to speak). Mark Feeney,, 12 May 2022 The package for six people costs $259.94 and includes gefilte fish, chopped liver, chicken noodle soup and matzo balls. Rod Stafford Hagwood, Sun Sentinel, 20 Sep. 2022 Depending on the day of the week, chopped liver can be followed by a Saturday cholent or a Shabbat dinner matzo ball soup, chicken, potato kugel, and tzimmes. Hannah Dylan Pasternak, SELF, 9 Sep. 2022 So what’s Sudfeld, chopped liver? Purdy is bucking long odds. Scott Ostler, San Francisco Chronicle, 24 Aug. 2022 But my mother’s cooking went well beyond the chopped liver, stuffed cabbage, kasha varnishkes and chicken soup of her Eastern European background, both in attention to detail and imagination. New York Times, 2 May 2022 Of interest: All-day breakfast and lunch: whitefish salad, chopped liver, hot dogs with deli mustard and sauerkraut. Kara Baskin,, 28 Feb. 2022 He was covered in cold cuts and chopped liver and stuff like that. Tyler Aquilina,, 12 Nov. 2021 Choose from multicourse feasts starring roast brisket ($118, serves four) or chicken ($90, serves four), or order a few basics a la carte, such as challah ($10), chopped liver ($10) and latkes by the half dozen ($22). Janelle Bitker, San Francisco Chronicle, 4 Nov. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1947, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of chopped liver was in 1947

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“Chopped liver.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Mar. 2023.

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