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lop (something) off

To cut something off or away, especially quickly, indelicately, or without finesse. I had been growing my hair out since I was in junior high school, and then one day I decided to lop it all off. The knight lopped off his arm for his insubordination. Will you go out back and lop those branches off the tree? They're obstructing our view of the sea.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

lop something off (of) something

 and lop something off
to chop or cut something off something. (Of is usually retained before pronouns.) Lop that long branch off the tree before you put the saw away, will you? Please lop off that branch.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

lop off

To cut something off; chop off: The barber lopped my ponytail off. The gardener lopped off the dead branches.
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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Slamming the absence of the LoP, Lodha said, " The person holding the post is the voice representing the view different from the government.
The ruling BJP, which is in no mood to grant the LoP status to the Congress, has cited past precedents when there was no LoP during Congress governments in 1980 and 1984.
The rule that the party with a minimum of 10 per cent representation should get the status of LoP has no statutory validity."
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THE CONGRESS on Saturday came down heavily on Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi for saying that the party, which has the second biggest seat-share in the Lok Sabha but lacks the numbers needed to be named the Leader of Opposition ( LoP), had no claim to the position.
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IN A big blow to the Congress, Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi has said the party has no case for claiming the Leader of Opposition (LoP) post.
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DEADLOCK over the post of the Leader of the Opposition (LoP) in the Lok Sabha continues with the Congress adamant over its claim and ruling BJP in no mood grant the favour to the opposition party.