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a chunk of change

A lot of money. I can't wait to file my taxes because I know I'm getting a chunk of change back this year. Wow, nice car! That must have cost a chunk of change!
See also: change, chunk, of

blow chunks

slang To vomit, especially violently or in great amount. I felt like I was going to blow chunks from seasickness out on that boat.
See also: blow, chunk

throw chunks

To vomit, especially violently or in great quantity. Everyone bought John so many drinks on his 21st birthday that he was throwing chunks before midnight. I felt like I was going to throw chunks from seasickness out on that boat.
See also: chunk, throw
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chunk of change

Fig. a lot of money. Tom's new sports car cost a real big chunk of change!
See also: change, chunk, of

chunk something

Rur. to throw something. The kids were out chunking rocks into the lake. Somebody chunked a snowball at me!
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

a chunk of change

A chunk of change is an amount of money, usually a large amount. $2.5 billion would be a fair chunk of change out of the state's health or education budget. Lately they've been making quite a chunk of change.
See also: change, chunk, of
Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2012

blow ˈchunks

(American English, slang) vomit (= bring food from the stomach back out through the mouth): Harry is green — looks like he’s going to blow chunks.
See also: blow, chunk
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blow chunks

and blow chow and blow grits and blow lunch
tv. to vomit. She drank too much and left the room to blow chunks. Oh my God! She’s blowing grits on my sofa!
See also: blow, chunk


1. in. to empty one’s stomach; to vomit. (Collegiate.) The cat chunked all over the carpet.
2. in. to do badly; to blunder. Sorry. I really chunked on that last deal.
3. n. a gun considered as a chunk of iron. (Underworld.) You carrying a chunk?
4. n. a fat or stout person. Billie’s getting to be such a chunk!

chunk someone

tv. to beat someone up. Maurice threatened to chunk me.
See also: chunk, someone
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Practical chunk scheduling mechanisms must be able to deal with these issues.
The video stream is segmented into chunks and is broadcasted to neighbors.
If chunk n is not used then [P.sub.TH,n,l] = [infinity] and thus the second constraint has no effect.
I have found the first split on large chunks is easier if done with a wedge.
The label distributions for the English vertices are generated by aggregating the chunk labels of the English tokens to types.
In viewing natural scenes or displays, a chunk continues to grow until interrupted by one or more isolate gaze points resulting from drifting attention or by accident.
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