give (someone) the chop

Definition of give (someone) the chop

British, informal

  1. :  to take someone's job away His boss gave him the chop.

Word by Word Definitions

giveplay
  1. :  to make a present of

    :  to grant or bestow by formal action

    :  to accord or yield to another

  1. :  capacity or tendency to yield to force or strain :  flexibility

    :  the ability of a material to bend or stretch

someoneplay
  1. :  some person :  somebody

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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