Second, to lay the groundwork for chopping Social Security and Medicare someday.
It was there that she learned every basic kitchen task, from chopping to making roux and stocks.
“As soon as a financial crisis or economic downturn happens, often mental health is back on the chopping block,” Gruttadaro says.
Among these is a revision of how personality disorders are categorized and diagnosed, and HPD is on the chopping block.
Tyrants in Syria, Saudi Arabia, and Yemen are all on the chopping block, says former CIA officer Bruce Riedel.
Lambert watched him as he pranced about, chopping his steps with feet jerked up straight like a string-halt horse.
Then Guapo attacked another, as near the root as was convenient for chopping.
Guess we can do that, all right, Frank, he exclaimed; and theres your ax over by the chopping block.
At the end of ten minutes turn into chopping bowl and mince.
Hundreds of others had left their homes, in some instances effecting exits by chopping holes through the roofs.
"large and thriving," 1560s, past participle adjective from chop (v.). Cf. strapping, whopping in similar sense.
chopping. An epithet frequently applied to infants, by way of ludicrous commendation: imagined by Skinner to signify lusty, from cas Sax. by others to mean a child that would bring money at a market. Perhaps a greedy, hungry child, likely to live. [Johnson]
"to cut with a quick blow," mid-14c., of uncertain origin, perhaps from Old North French choper (Old French coper "to cut, cut off," 12c., Modern French couper), from Vulgar Latin *cuppare "to behead," from a root meaning "head," but influenced in Old French by couper "to strike." Related: Chopped; chopping.
"shift quickly," 1530s, earlier "to bargain" (early 15c.), ultimately from Old English ceapian "to bargain" (see cheap); here with a sense of "changing back and forth," probably from common expressions such as to chop and change "barter." To chop logic is recorded from 1570s. Related: Chopped; chopping.
"act of chopping," mid-14c., from chop (v.1). Meaning "piece cut off" is mid-15c.; specifically "slice of meat" from mid-17c. Sense of "a blow, strike" is from 1550s.
[1823+; fr Hindi, ''seal'']