get the chop

get the chop

  also be given the chop
1. (British informal) if a person gets the chop, they lose their job Anyone who argued with the foreman was liable to be given the chop.
2. (British informal) if a plan or a service gets the chop, it is stopped Our local bus service got the chop, so I have to walk to work or use the car.
See also: chop, get
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Gregory has spent nearly pounds 40million in just 17 months as Villa's manager, and still finds himself cast as second-favourite to get the chop among Premiership managers according to the bookies.