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chip off

1. To break off of something in small pieces. Ugh, I painted my nails yesterday, and the polish is already starting to chip off.
2. To break a piece of something off. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "chip" and "off." We need to chip off all this old paint before we can do anything with these walls.
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chip off

v.
1. To break away from a surface in small, flat pieces: The cold weather has caused the paint on the bench to chip off.
2. To break off a small, flat piece of something from some whole: She chipped off a small piece of ice from the block. He chipped the hard coating off the pipe with a screwdriver.
See also: chip, off
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After the Bears chose to field first, their bowlers, starved of match-practice, started to chip off some rust as the visitors reached 147 without loss.
In the 27th minute, Donovan controlled a short chip off his chest and poked a shot past the keeper.
Meanwhile, it appears her six-year-old is a chip off the old block when it comes to the sartorial stakes.
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Even better would be for the Huddersfield Town followers to get that chip off their shoulder they have about the Giants and start watching the great sport that is rugby league.
FORMER Wigan Warrior and GB Rugby League star Andy Farrell's son Owen is a chip off the old block if his performance in the England U16 warm-up game against Bath U17 Academy side is anything to go by.
He said: "I took Honey out on my backpack on the dry ski slope only last week and she seemed to be a chip off the old block.
Saying she hated all men is available at 20-1, though it's unlikely she has got that particular chip off her shoulder just yet.
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HE looks like a chip off the block - but children's favourite Mr Potato Head today crossed over to the "dark fried" as he was remodelled as a Star Wars villain.
HIS Royal Horsiness Prince Harry is obviously a chip off the old block as he indulges in a touch of pitch and putt on the polo field.
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Hatton (left) said: "He's a chip off the old block - very aggressive.
HE looks like a chip off the block, but children's favourite Mr Potato Head has crossed over to the ``dark fried'' - remodelled as a Star Wars villain.