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What am I, chopped liver?

A semi-serious expression of frustration, anger, or indignation at having been overlooked and/or regarded as inferior. The phrase likely originated as a part of Jewish humor, referring to the serving of chopped liver as a common side dish (thus overlooked in favor of the main course), the taste of which many do not find appealing. A: "Mary is so smart, talented, and creative, I wish she were my best friend!" B: "And what am I then, chopped liver?" They said they wanted to hire someone else for the job. What am I, chopped liver?
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chopped liver

n. someone or something worthless. And who am I? Chopped liver?
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Some menu items are the same as what you get in the store: your chopped liver, your knishes, your pickles and pickled herring.
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Several had homemade double-D Magic Marker tattoos, and the Tiger Beat-style news crew zeroed in on him for an impromptu interview while the rest of the team skated the dodgy course like so much chopped liver.
He's so in love with his wife that any other woman is just chopped liver.
As I mentioned, I had the Joe Dimaggio, a triple threat of corned beef, pastrami and chopped liver evenly distributed between three slices of rye bread.
I had to put my hands into a cavity filled with chopped liver and that wasn't very pleasant.