Chop-shops - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
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A location where stolen vehicles are disassembled so that their parts can be sold. We'll never get our car back if the thieves have already taken it to a chop-shop.
n. a place where stolen cars are cut or broken up into car parts for resale. The state is cracking down on these chop-shops.
References in periodicals archive
Stolen cars are often broken down at so called 'chop-shops
' - back street garages or industrial estate units.
The team's investigative mission focuses on locating chop-shops
- usually housed in garages or repair shops - that specialize in stripping vehicles and selling their parts.