chip and dip

chip and dip

noun
a bowl or plate for holding potato chips or crackers with a smaller bowl, often placed in the center, for holding dip: usually sold as a set.
Also, chip 'n dip [chip-n dip] , chip & dip.
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chip and dip

Also, chip'n dip. A snack food or an appetizer consisting of potato chips, crackers, or raw vegetables (like carrot sticks) that are used to scoop up a dip, a savory creamy mixture. For example, There wasn't much to eat; all they served was a chip and dip. The term is also used for the utensils employed for this disha plate for the crackers and a small bowl for the dip. [Mid-1900s]

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
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