get the chop

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get the chop

1. To lose one's job. You're going to get the chop if you keep coming into work late.
2. To eliminate something, such as a service or program. Primarily heard in UK. Your know our charity program will be the first to get the chop if the hospital loses funding.
See also: chop, get
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The whole idea of free travel for pensioners as revealed by Chancellor Gordon Brown, pictured, is the worst thing ever suggested and should be given the chop now and never given a second thought.