get the chop

Definition of get the chop

British, informal
:to lose one's job :be fired or laid off
  • The employees with less experience got the chop.

Word by Word Definitions

get play
  1. : to gain possession of

  2. : to receive as a return : earn

  3. : to obtain by concession or entreaty

  1. : something begotten:

  2. : offspring

  3. : the entire progeny of a male animal

  1. : a document of release from obligation in Jewish law

  2. : a religious divorce by Jewish law

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

  2. : to cut into pieces

  3. : to weed and thin out (young cotton)

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

  2. : a sharp downward blow or stroke

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

  1. : to change direction

  2. : to veer with or as if with wind

  1. : a seal or official stamp or its impression

  2. : a license validated by a seal

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


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