for the chop


British, informal
used to say that someone is going to lose a job or that something is being stopped or canceled or eliminated
More than 100 jobs are for the chop.
social programs that are for the chop

Examples of for the chop in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But one notable location set for the chop is the retailer's flagship in San Francisco's once bustling Union Square shopping district, according to the San Francisco Business Times. Aimee Picchi, CBS News, 27 Feb. 2024 The vintage cut made a resurgence several years ago, with celebs like Selena Gomez, Margot Robbie, Jennifer Lopez and Halle Berry going for the chop. Ashley Paige, Peoplemag, 8 June 2023

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“For the chop.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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