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What am I, chopped liver?

A semi-serious expression of frustration, anger, or indignation at having been overlooked and/or regarded as inferior. The phrase likely originated as a part of Jewish humor, referring to the serving of chopped liver as a common side dish (thus overlooked in favor of the main course), the taste of which many do not find appealing. A: "Mary is so smart, talented, and creative, I wish she were my best friend!" B: "And what am I then, chopped liver?" They said they wanted to hire someone else for the job. What am I, chopped liver?
See also: chop, what

lily-livered

Cowardly or fearful. I'm not surprised that Tom didn't come to the rally—he's too lily-livered to defend his beliefs in public.

more (something) than Carter('s) has (liver) pills

old-fashioned A huge number of something; an amount of something that is greater than one can count. A reference to a popular patent medicine created in 1868 called "Carter's Little Liver Pills" (renamed "Carter's Little Pills" in 1959). I swear, that boy's got more excuses than Carter has liver pills! Their company's got more money problems than Carter's has pills—I wouldn't be surprised if they went bankrupt next week!
See also: more, pill

chopped liver

n. someone or something worthless. And who am I? Chopped liver?
See also: chop, liver

lily-livered

mod. cowardly. That lily-livered guy is up hiding under his bed till this blows over.
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[USPRwire, Thu Aug 29 2019] Alcoholic liver diseases are the result of overconsumption of alcohol, which damages the liver, leading to liver cirrhosis, inflammation, and liver scarring.
[ClickPress, Thu Aug 29 2019] Alcoholic liver diseases are the result of overconsumption of alcohol, which damages the liver, leading to liver cirrhosis, inflammation, and liver scarring.
Over 30 patients were shortlisted for their liver transplant treatment in Turkey, Turkish liver transplant surgeon Dr Remzi Emiroglu from Acibadem Healthcare Group, Turkey told reporter.
The liver aids in purifying the blood by eliminating toxic chemicals from metals, drugs, alcohol and food.
The findings of the study presented at the Experimental Biology meeting 2019, could benefit more than 3 million people diagnosed with fatty liver disease each year.
But another serious condition, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, is silently growing in prevalence, and its repercussions could be just as severe, top international doctors have warned.
People used to think that the main threat to their liver was alcohol.
Whereas consumption of too much alcohol over a period of several years is known to damage the liver, NAFLD is directly related to fat accumulation in the liver cells related to other causes, such as obesity or diabetes.
Critically ill, trauma cases and all those patients who had a history of chronic liver disease, alcohol intake and expected pregnancy were excluded.
In a bid to educate the population during the Liver Cancer Awareness Month (October), people are being urged to make significant lifestyle changes.
To keep the liver healthy, you can begin by watching what you put in your mouth daily.
These hepatic non-parenchymal cells provide scientists with the building blocks to create more physiologically relevant in vitro models, including co-cultures and 3D cell cultures, for enhanced liver disease research.
The liver transplant programme at The Royal Hospital, which was inaugurated in 2017, aims to strengthen Oman's status in health sector.
ISLAMABAD -- Owing to a sedentary lifestyle coupled with non-adherence to a balanced diet, an increasing number of young adults below 40 are facing liver function abnormalities, which if not attended to early can lead to liver diseases, finds a survey.
Alcohol is not the only thing that slowly destroys the liver. In this report by Sade Oguntola, experts say over time, eating too much sugar can almost act as a toxin in a similar way, damaging the liver.