get the chop

Definition of get the chop

British, informal

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

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to gain possession of

    :  to receive as a return :  earn

    :  to obtain by concession or entreaty

  1. :  something begotten:

    :  offspring

    :  the entire progeny of a male animal

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

    :  a bill of divorce

    :  a religious divorce by Jewish law

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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