Subcommittee chairs are also already licking their chops at a chance to bring Obama aides in for a grilling on their role.
The Democratic hopeful for Texas governor proved she had chops as a local Republican pol.
Then everyone keeps saying that only Clinton has the chops to do things like that.
To prove his Ivy League chops, Olbermann brought his diploma on the show to settle the issue for once and all.
Remove from the oven and let chops rest slightly before serving.
When we entered the chops of the Channel, there was a considerable swell in the sea.
The dog stood motionless, licking his chops, and staring at his master.
The chops of good depth, but not pendulous, completely covering the teeth when mouth is closed.
You might have some chops for her luncheon, perhaps, and an extra one for her breakfast.
While she was still in the chops of the Channel it fell a dead calm, and a thick fog came on.
"jaws, sides of the face," c.1500, perhaps a variant of chaps (n.2) in the same sense, which is of unknown origin.
"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.
[senses related to skill fr notion of a jazz musician's lips, chops, the essential for technique in ''blowing'' the instrument]
[1823+; fr Hindi, ''seal'']