lop off

Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus.

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.
See also: lop, off
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2022 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.
See also: lop, off
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.
See also: lop, off
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.
See also:
References in periodicals archive ?
But she was over-the-moon when others at her local, the Bull's Head pub on Binley Road, decided to lop off their locks too.
Your clue: If your DV for calcium is 1,500 ma, lop off a third of the calcium "% Daily Value" whenever you're label reading.
But others are merely using the state payment to lop off the back end, refusing to re-adjust the payment schedules.
Louis don't have a whole lot in common-that is, until you look at their ledgers, Last year, both universities laid plans to lop off entire academic departments to help keep the rest of the ship afloat.
During the Christmas season they lop off branches and sell them in city markets as Christmas trees.
He said: "If I told you the name, then she would lop off my head with a machete."
You may think it's no big deal for a manufacturer to lop off pounds 1,100 for a limited period (you only have until December 15) - but it is quite something for a firm to offer that level of discount at the bottom end of the market where this motor sits.
Even if there are no other hot stars around, recent simulations show that when molecular clouds fragment into individual stars, the gravitational tug of war between neighbors can lop off the gaseous, outer parts of protoplanetary disks in 100,000 years or less.
But for GPs who want to charge PS246 for removing a mole and PS156 to lop off a wart in order to rack up their six figure salaries, the only sound that I can hear is KERRCHING!!
Ye need a partner tae get you through the course so ah agreed tae help Schnorbitz lop off a few poonds so' she could be as lean and fit as masel'.
*Champions League matches are not included, but in the unlikely event of the club qualifying, the club reserves the right to lop off various limbs and appendages.
With this in mind, the screenwriter for a new version of the movie might have the monstrous antibodies stick Welch's hands together or even lop off her leg in a molecular version of "Jaws."
'The other graft stopped working and that was a big problem between us.' Medics in Berlin will lop off his spare penis once they are sure the latest one is operational.