chopping block


Definition of chopping block

1 : a wooden block on which material (such 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

Examples of chopping block in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Here's a look at the new tools in action: Unwanted echo is first on the chopping block. Mark Knapp, PCMAG, 13 June 2022 According to News 4 Jax, the veto was among a number of items on the chopping block to fight against a potential recession. Mark Heim |, al, 3 June 2022 The Auditor’s job is fifth in the order of succession to the governor, but the position has been on the chopping block in recent years. al, 20 May 2022 David Zaslav reportedly wants major changes to the studio’s handling of DC Comics properties, including putting a lot of projects on the chopping block and insisting all DC films be theatrical releases. Mark Hughes, Forbes, 19 May 2022 Fried said all of our rights are on the chopping block if Roe v. Wade is overturned. Chris Perkins, Sun Sentinel, 7 May 2022 That means some pay-only platforms will be on the chopping block. Rajeev Goel, Fortune, 3 May 2022 Tori was frankly grateful for anybody other than herself to be on the chopping block. al, 27 Apr. 2022 As average gas prices hover under $6 per gallon in California, a few other road trips might be on the chopping block, too. Leigh Giangreco, Anchorage Daily News, 20 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of chopping block

1600, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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17 Jun 2022

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“Chopping block.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jun. 2022.

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