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We had pork chops for dinner last night.
She gave him a karate chop to the neck.
It seems that several managers are for the chop.
There are rumours that the late-night bus service is for the chop.
More than 200 workers are expected to get the chop due to falling sales.
The series failed to win viewers and soon got the chop.
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the belief that every problem has a solution based in technology
the bone in the top part of your leg, above your knee. A less technical name for this is the...
any random process, such as a competition in which a name is drawn from a hat
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Definition of chop from the online English dictionary from Macmillan Publishers Limited.