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the chop

1. Dismissal from one's job. You're going to get the chop if you keep coming into work late.
2. Elimination or discontinuation, as of a service or program. Our charity program will most certainly be for the chop if the hospital loses any more funding.
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chop (someone or something) (up) (into something)

to cut something up into something smaller, perhaps with an axe or a cleaver. The butcher chopped up the beef loin into small fillets. I chopped up the onion into little pieces.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.


n. a rude remark; a cutting remark. That was a rotten chop! Take it back!
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Add a can of chopped tomatoes, 2 tbsp tomato puree, 1 level tbsp sweetener and 600ml boiling vegetable stock.
Spiced carrot and ginger soup Place a non-stick saucepan over a medium heat, add vegetable stock, chopped shallots, carrots, celery and garlic, grated ginger and finely-chopped red chilli to your taste.
Serves four Ingredients * 1kg (2lbs) sweet potatoes peeled and chopped * 500g (1lb) Maris Piper potatoes peeled and chopped * Two medium onions peeled and chopped * 1 tsp ground cumin * Two cloves garlic peeled and chopped * 500g (1lb) celeriac peeled and chopped * One litre (1.75pts) vegetable stock * A little olive oil * Creme fraiche and chopped chives to garnish For the soda farls: * 500g (1lb) plain flour * 2 tsp bicarbonate of soda * Pinch salt * 400ml (12fl oz) buttermilk Method Heat oil in a large saucepan and saut onions, garlic, potatoes, sweet potatoes and celeriac for about five to 10 minutes until lightly coloured.
Heat the oil in a frying pan and add the chopped aubergine flesh, onion, celery, peppers and seasoning, and saut for four-five minutes to soften.
Garnish with granulated garlic flakes, nutritional yeast, chopped walnuts, almonds, peanuts or cashews, or, if you have the time, chopped fresh cabbage tossed with a small amount of soy sauce.
Cut cod (or any other mild white fish) into cubes and saute with olive oil, chopped fresh tomatoes, and plenty of chopped garlic.
Apple/Apricot Compote 1 red apple, peeled cored and chopped 2 green apples, peeled, cored and chopped 314 c.
thick and about 4 oz.), rinsed and patted dry 1 onion (8 oz.), peeled and chopped 3 cloves garlic, peeled and minced or pressed 1 teaspoon each ground cinnamon and ground cumin 2 cups fat-skimmed chicken broth 1 tablespoon tomato paste 1 cup dried apricots or pitted prunes (or some of each) 1 can (15 oz.) garbanzos, drained and rinsed 1 tablespoon chopped parsley
New gun rovings and thermoplastic chopped strands have been introduced by Johns Manville, Waterville, Ohio.
2 8-ounce tubs soft cream cheese * 1 cup mayo * 8 ounces shredded Monterey Jack * 4.25-ounce jar chopped green chiles * 3 scallions, chopped * 1 tomato, chopped * tortilla chips
INGREDIENTS (Serves 4): 1 tablespoon olive oil or butter 1 red onion, peeled and roughly chopped 2 cloves garlic, peeled and finely chopped 1 chilli, deseeded (optional) and finely chopped 3 carrots, peeled and roughly chopped 1 red pepper, deseeded and roughly chopped 1 x 400g tin chick peas, drained 2 stock cubes Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste METHOD: 1.
INGREDIENTS (Serves 4): 1 tablespoon olive oil or butter 1 onion, peeled and roughly chopped 2 cloves garlic, peeled and finely chopped 1 teaspoon paprika 1 teaspoon coriander seeds 1 teaspoon cumin seeds 2 carrots, peeled and roughly chopped 1 parsnip, peeled and roughly chopped 300g turnip, peeled and roughly chopped 1 pear, peeled, cored and roughly chopped 2 stock cubes Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste METHOD: 1.
Chicken and Chickpea Chaat is a fusion creation, in which a boneless chicken breast is grilled and chopped to very small sized cubes, and mixed with canned chickpeas together with finely chopped onion, tomato, fresh coriander, and mint leaves.
She prepared simple yet delectable comfort food: kare-kare, steamed fish with homemade mayonnaise (a dish colorfully capped with chopped eggs, pickle relish, minced carrots and bell peppers) and talangka (that mom bought in sacks before salting them and, from the female crabs, extracting bright-orange aligue), and crisp but moist lechon kawali.
onion, finely chopped 3 garlic cloves, crushed 2 x 400g cans chopped tomatoes 1 small handful of fresh oregano, finely chopped 1 large handful of fresh basil leaves, finely chopped 1/4 tsp paprika 1 tsp artificial sweetener 1 beef stock cube 350g ?