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chop someone off

Fig. to stop someone in the middle of a sentence or speech. (Abruptly, as if actually chopping or cutting.) I'm not finished. Don't chop me off! The moderator chopped off the speaker.
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chop something off (of) something

 and chop something off
to cut something off something, as with an axe or saw. (Of is usually retained before pronouns.) We chopped the dead branches off the tree. You should chop off the other branch.
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chop off

v.
To cut something short by or as if by chopping; curtail something: The barber chopped my ponytail off. The butcher chopped off a hunk of meat for me.
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This was a mindless act of cruelty from scumbags who probably thought it was a good laugh to chop off this defenceless animal's ear.
Michelle Rosati says the way to answer it was definitely not to chop off her 2-foot ponytail.
But he was taken to a flat where the gang threatened to chop off his legs unless he paid pounds 50,000.
Vowing never to marry again, Mills, 38, said: "I would rather someone come up and chop off all my limbs than go through what I went through.
ABU Hamza has been left in agony after surgery to chop off part of one of his arms because of a serious infection.
Denying she was a gold-digger, she said: "I would rather someone come up and chop off all my limbs than go through what I went through.
Brown, 35, was sentenced to four months last week after the former Stone Roses singer threatened to chop off the hands of an air stewardess and hammered on the cockpit door as the pilot tried to land his flight in Manchester.
To chop off the heads of men, I use a special sword, following the writings of the Prophet Mohammed, while I use a gun to execute women.
Fiddy is so impatient to get in da club that he's threatening to get an LA custom car shop to chop off the roof from his own pounds 250,000 Phantom saloon rather than wait for a production model.