chopping block

noun

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

First Known Use of chopping block

1600


CHOPPING BLOCK Defined for English Language Learners

chopping block

noun

Definition of chopping block for English Language Learners

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


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