chop logic

chop logic

To argue in a tedious or pedantic way. I can't stand the way he chops logic! You can't have a conversation without him turning it into some tiresome fight!
See also: chop

chop logic

argue in a tiresomely pedantic way; quibble.
Chop is here used in the 16th-century sense meaning ‘bandy words’. This sense is now obsolete, and the sense of chop used in this phrase was later wrongly understood as ‘cut something into small pieces’.
See also: chop
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THE chop logic applied to partial statistics of instances of customers making off without payment for taxis suffers from the same defects I drew to your attention in relation to your allegations some time ago about the propensity of Gateshead residents to engage in shoplifting.
As the father of a daughter, I find such chop logic disgusting.
The Petitioner, to chop logic, vouched for that the two references in Tamil, namely "IYKKIYIA MAKKAL SUDANDIRA MUNNANI" or "IYKKIYA MAKKAL SUDANDIRA KOOTTAMAIPPU" refer to one and the same party, namely the"Eksath Janatha Nidahas Sandhanaya" whichis also known as in English as the " United People's Freedom Alliance".
Proponents of the act have their own habits of chop logic and unreason, which don't need recapitulating here.
Its attempts at defending itself against a terrorist enemy that hides among civilians and sends its children to fight its battles by killing themselves and other children are condemned almost worldwide with the chop logic of moral equivalency.
Professor Smithers and his colleagues should gather in a back room, get into shirt-sleeves, sit around in leather chairs, smoke , drink cups of tea, argue the toss, split hairs, chop logic until the cows come home, in a sustained attempt at re-inventing the comprehensive school in all its glory.