“These chips scored some of the highest consumer response scores that we had seen in decades,” said Barber.
And the FDIC was created to insure deposits against banks using them as chips on a dangerous speculative betting table.
But Jackson, who had been out to his family since he was 19, decided to let the chips fall where they may.
The Minnesota congresswoman put all of her chips in Iowa—and lost badly.
Stacking my mess of chips, I looked down a third time and saw two kings ... two majestic kings.
Now in charge of my chips, Sniffles called the turn on every roll.
“The more reason why you should keep it quiet, chips,” I retorted sharply.
Well, you know how unsightly the chips looked around the house, and which you had not had time to remove.
Well, chips,” said I, “have you ever seen anything like this before?
chips and Bungs volunteered to head a mutiny, and a round-robin was drawn up and signed.
early 15c., "to chip" (intransitive, of stone); from Old English forcippian "to pare away by cutting, cut off," verbal form of cipp "small piece of wood" (see chip (n.)). Transitive meaning "to cut up, cut or trim" is from late 15c. Sense of "break off fragments" is 18c. To chip in "contribute" (1861) is American English, perhaps from card-playing. Related: Chipped; chipping. Chipped beef attested from 1826.
Old English cipp "piece of wood," perhaps from PIE root *keipo- "sharp post" (cf. Dutch kip "small strip of wood," Old High German kipfa "wagon pole," Old Norse keppr "stick," Latin cippus "post, stake, beam;" the Germanic words perhaps borrowed from Latin).
Meaning "counter used in a game of chance" is first recorded 1840; electronics sense is from 1962. Used for thin slices of foodstuffs (originally fruit) since 1769; specific reference to potatoes is found by 1859 (in "A Tale of Two Cities"); potato chip is attested by 1879. Meaning "piece of dried dung" first attested 1846, American English.
Chip of the old block is used by Milton (1642); earlier form was chip of the same block (1620s); more common modern phrase with off in place of of is early 20c. To have a chip on one's shoulder is 1830, American English, from the custom of a boy determined to fight putting a wood chip on his shoulder and defying another to knock it off.
"break caused by chipping," 1889, from chip (v.).
See integrated circuit.
A flat piece of dung (1848+)