on the chopping block

idiom

informal
: likely to be fired, removed, or eliminated, etc.
There were several government programs on the chopping block.

Examples of on the chopping block in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Unions, worker safety laws, and even minimum wage laws will all be on the chopping block (not to mention Social Security and Medicare). Letters To The Editor, The Mercury News, 16 Apr. 2024 The least favorite was David’s, putting him on the chopping block for elimination. Rachel Bernhard, Journal Sentinel, 20 Mar. 2024 Products on the chopping block include life-saving therapies and quantum computers. Andrei Iancu, Orange County Register, 1 Apr. 2024 The 2024 legislative session has wrapped up, and like in previous years, several bills addressing the environment and risks to the health of Hoosiers ended up on the chopping block. Sarah Bowman, The Indianapolis Star, 14 Mar. 2024 Five interns nearly on the chopping block after the unnecessary death of a patient. David Oliver, USA TODAY, 15 Mar. 2024 The Masked Singer was on the chopping block to exit the platform but the licenses were extended shortly then after. Francesca Gariano, Peoplemag, 7 Mar. 2024 Especially at rural hospitals, labor and delivery has been on the chopping block nationwide as hospitals are hit by soaring labor and supply costs and competition for a smaller workforce. Paul Sisson, San Diego Union-Tribune, 7 Mar. 2024 The proposal included some governance requirements for corporate boards that are also on the chopping block. Amanda Gerut, Fortune, 6 Mar. 2024

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“On the chopping block.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/on%20the%20chopping%20block. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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