get the chop

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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

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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Claire, 53, has even accepted the possibility she could end up looking for new work if Erica gets the chop.
Perhaps under-fire current manager Louis van Gaal will step in if he gets the chop.
Gatland has praised the work of every member of his squad throughout a gruelling summer and stressed that whoever gets the chop will be 'incredibly unlucky'.
The Gazette's story at the beginning of |July, above, Katie gets the chop, left, shows off her glam pixie style, inset left, and the teen with mum Mandy, below, before her fundraising restyle A TEEN whose life was turned upside down after developing a serious condition is having her long hair cut short to raise awareness and funds for charity.
When he gets back to work, I hope Paterson either gets stuffed or gets the chop.
But the St Mirren skipper also fears the axe could fall on him and his teammates if their gaffer gets the chop.
Maria gets the chop - she could have saved her skin had she been more articulate and structured her defence.
In it Guy Pearce, pictured, plays an Irish outlaw freed from the gallows by Ray Winstone's lawman on the proviso he hunts and kills his dangerously deranged older brother, or else his cherubic younger sibling gets the chop instead.
There will be the moaners criticising the expense of a Royal wedding in the present, despondent climate but everyone needs a distraction and escapism (unless that gets the chop in Osbourne's machete attack).
We seem to have fewer live shows then ever before, and now the magazine programme gets the chop.
Blissett said: "The manager is the one that gets the chop, but the players out there on the pitch have to go out and perform.
O'Leary is in the comfort zone knowing he will be paid handsomely if he gets the chop.
ANOTHER week, another high profile boss gets the chop - sorry, enjoys a parting of the ways by mutual consent.
It's that sort of exchange that I so enjoy, and I'll be gutted if the show gets the chop.
There will be less agreement on where the axe should fall, especially if it is your own job which gets the chop.