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
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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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