get/be given the chop

be given the chop

1. To lose one's job. You'll be given the chop if you keep coming into work late.
2. To be eliminated or discontinued, as of a service or program. Your know our charity program will be the first to be given the chop if the hospital loses any more funding.
See also: chop, given

get the chop

1. To lose one's job. You're going to get the chop if you keep coming into work late.
2. To be eliminated, as of a service or program. Your know our charity program will be the first to get the chop if the hospital loses funding.
See also: chop, get
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get/be given the ˈchop

(British English, informal)
1 (of a person) be dismissed from a job: The whole department has been given the chop.
2 (of a plan, project, etc.) be stopped or ended: Three more schemes have got the chop.
See above note at be for the chop.
See also: chop, get, given
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