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lop something off (of) something

 and lop something off
to chop or cut something off something. (Of is usually retained before pronouns.) Lop that long branch off the tree before you put the saw away, will you? Please lop off that branch.
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lop off

v.
To cut something off; chop off: The barber lopped my ponytail off. The gardener lopped off the dead branches.
See also: off
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A follow-up pact could lop off another 1000 to 1500.
But she was over-the-moon when others at her local, the Bull's Head pub on Binley Road, decided to lop off their locks too.
His second effort, about the inhabitants of a small town in Florida who lop off their limbs for insurance money ("They literally became a fraction of themselves to become whole financially," Morris says), ran into some problems when his subjects allegedly threatened to kill him.
Such a workflow, if it performs as smoothly as advertised, could potentially lop off months of designer time over the course of surfacing an entire vehicle; which may be a cost savings OEMs will find too good to pass up.
If S&P decides to lop off that third B off EDS' credit rating, the service giant would be in junk bond territory.
When you lop off coarse hair with a razor, it sometimes tends to curl and penetrate into the skin as it grows.
McCarthy works closely with studio assistants, directing them to cast heads or make pirate forms based on Disneyland characters and then redirects them to lop off the noses, reconfigure the cheekbones, or add dicks where their eyes should be.
Many countries shift the name of their currency when they lop off zeros and present the new currency as the end of inflation.
Graham Parry, defending, explained Egan was painting a house and agreed to help when asked if he could lop off branches.
I would lop off the weaker shoot and not worry about any stem crook at that point.
When I wanted to lop off some low branches on a humble sycamore tree, I had to submit a plan, wait for permission and then engage a tree surgeon to do the work.
No, the Girls Aloud babe is just trying out the short and sexy bob look for a few days while she decides whether to lop off her luscious locks.