chop shop

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chop shop

A location where stolen vehicles are disassembled so that their parts can be sold. We'll never get our car back if the thieves have already taken it to a chop-shop.
See also: chop, shop

chop-shop

n. a place where stolen cars are cut or broken up into car parts for resale. The state is cracking down on these chop-shops.