chopping block

chopping block
noun
a steady wooden block on which food can be cut or diced or wood can be split (Freq. 1)
Hypernyms: ↑block
Substance Meronyms: ↑wood

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noun, pl ⋯ blocks [count]
US : a hard wooden block on which things (such as meat, wood, or vegetables) are chopped or cut — compare cutting board
informal : likely to be fired, removed, etc.

There were several government programs on the chopping block. [=several government programs that were going to be cut/eliminated]


Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • chopping block — noun Date: 1600 1. a wooden block on which material (as meat, wood, or vegetables) is cut, split, or diced 2. a situation in which someone or something is threatened with elimination < government programs on the chopping block > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • chopping block — a thick, often large block of wood on which meat, vegetables, etc., are placed for cutting, trimming, chopping, and the like. [1695 1705] * * * …   Universalium

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