get the chop


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

Examples of get the chop in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Today, with jobs plentiful and stocks relatively buoyant, signs of thrift remain scarce, but even affordable luxuries get the chop when household budgets are squeezed. Spencer Jakab, WSJ, 25 Mar. 2022 But DeJa’s embodiment of the song edged her out just enough to earn her place back, leaving Daya Betty to get the chop. Stephen Daw, Billboard, 18 Jan. 2022 After becoming the second member of Group C to get the chop, the lovable monster used his eight hands to unmask himself, revealing comedian and Full House star Bob Saget (as EW had predicted). Andrea Towers,, 12 Aug. 2021 The investment banking business, the biggest drag during the global financial crisis, would get the chop. Bernhard Warner, Fortune, 21 Sep. 2020 Only the senescent ones get the chop. Ed Yong, Discover Magazine, 2 Nov. 2011

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“Get the chop.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

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