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chip off

v.
1. To break away from a surface in small, flat pieces: The cold weather has caused the paint on the bench to chip off.
2. To break off a small, flat piece of something from some whole: She chipped off a small piece of ice from the block. He chipped the hard coating off the pipe with a screwdriver.
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Saying she hated all men is available at 20-1, though it's unlikely she has got that particular chip off her shoulder just yet.
Louis McNall appears to be a chip off the old block when it comes to scoring goals.
In addition, the company is introducing two new ice cream flavors - Razza Dazza Chip (chocolate ice cream with chewy chocolate chip brownie pieces and a raspberry ribbon) and Chip Off the Ole Cheesecake (cheesecake ice cream with chocolate chip cheesecake cubes and a dark fudge ribbon).
HIS Royal Horsiness Prince Harry is obviously a chip off the old block as he indulges in a touch of pitch and putt on the polo field.
Infrared spectra taken by the Deep Space 1 spacecraft in late July suggest that Braille, only 2 kilometers long, is a chip off the old block 4 Vesta, the third largest asteroid in the solar system.
REG AKEHURST'S runners were always feared in major handicaps and his son Jon can show he is a chip off the old block by lifting the Stanley Racing Great Metropolitan Stakes with Red Ramona at Epsom tomorrow.
HIS dad's an expert in polo pratfalls, and Prince Harry is a chip off the old block.
A SIX-piece band who have been touring the world with Elton John proved to be a chip off the old rock when they kicked off their tour in Brum.
No chip off the old block: Tennessee offensive tackle Michael Munoz decided to quit football after he was not chosen in last weekend's NFL Draft, his father, NFL Hall of Famer Anthony Munoz, said.
HE looks like a chip off the block, but children's favourite Mr Potato Head has crossed over to the ``dark fried'' - remodelled as a Star Wars villain.
DIEGO MARADONA JNR is proving to be a chip off the old block after leaving DUNFERMLINE to return to Italy.
IT IS A case of a chip off the old block at Doncaster today as the mantle of 'Pattern-race Paul' (Kelleway) is taken over by the late trainer's son Anthony.
Two new studies support the notion that the moon is essentially a chip off Earth's mantle, formed when a Mars-size body crashed into our planet.
These youngsters and their teacher proved to be a chip off the old block when they joined in an unusual arts lesson.