get the chop

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get the chop

  also be given the chop
1. (British informal) if a person gets the chop, they lose their job Anyone who argued with the foreman was liable to be given the chop.
2. (British informal) if a plan or a service gets the chop, it is stopped Our local bus service got the chop, so I have to walk to work or use the car.
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.