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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
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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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Ahmed El-Shimi et al., [4] emphasize that the duplication of primary filebased server data can be substantially adjusted for both high de-duplication reserving and minimal resource depletion through the use of a new chunking algorithm, chunk compression, apportioning, and a low RAM footprint chunk guide.
K.Eshghi et al., [7] elucidates an analytic framework for evaluating chunking algorithms and found that the existing algorithms in the literature, namely BSW, BFS and SCM perform poorly on data.
One short list can thus induce five different perceptions because of diverse chunkings. The progression is significant: it starts with a high number of individual items due to the most elemental deciphering.
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Additionally, to facilitate bilingual unsupervised chunking research and standardize best practice, a tag set consists of eight universal chunk categories is proposed in this work.
Before initializing the graph, a supervised chunking model is used to tag the English side of the parallel text.
Hence, even an accidental dislocation of one's gaze resulted in chunking. It would be ideal if we could separate cognitively meaningful chunking from accidental chunking.
By chunking eye-tracking records into smaller units, we discovered interesting properties of the eye movement of web page viewers.
Can the information-processing techniques of chunking and imagery positively affect the automaticity of Latin vocabulary acquisition and retention?
Kruskal and Weiss speculate that an optimal chunking scheme would use chunks that are of decreasing (rather than fixed) size.