for the chop

Definition of for the chop

British, informal

  1. —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

Word by Word Definitions

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

    :  to weed and thin out (young cotton)

    :  to cut as if by chopping

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

    :  a sharp downward blow or stroke

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

  1. :  to change direction

    :  to veer with or as if with wind

  1. :  a seal or official stamp or its impression

    :  a license validated by a seal

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


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