have had (one's) chips(redirected from having had their chips)
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have had (one's) chips
To be defeated; to fail completely; to die or be killed. A reference to chips (small plastic disks) used to make wagers when gambling. We tried to keep our business open through this recession, but we've had our chips at this point. My poor Uncle Rick fought long and hard against cancer, but he has had his chips in the end.