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English definition of “chop”

chop

noun [C] (CUT)    /tʃɒp/ US  /tʃɑːp/
an act of cutting something with an axe, knife, or other sharp instrumentCutting and stabbing the chop mainly UK (US usually the axe) the situation in which your job is taken away from you, either because you have done something wrong or as a way of saving money: If you're late for work again, you'll be for the chop. Anyone stepping out of line is liable to get the chop. Hundreds of workers at the factory have already been given the chop.Firing staff and being fired the ending of a factory, school, etc. or plan: When the reorganization occurs, the smaller departments will be the first for the chop. Many of these special schools are facing the chop.Ends and endings
(Definition of chop noun (CUT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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