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chopping block

noun
1.
a thick, often large block of wood on which meat, vegetables, etc., are placed for cutting, trimming, chopping, and the like.
Origin
1695-1705
1695-1705
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Examples for chopping block
  • In several countries, feed-in tariffs that subsidize renewable energy are on the chopping block.
  • Rather than protecting these hallmarks of government investment, they're first on the chopping block.
  • Well, a personal choice for everyone except that poor little sucker lying on the chopping block.
  • Recessions tend to temper ambitions, and it appears that even inaugural ceremonies may be on the chopping block at some colleges.
  • Federal financial aid for the nation's neediest students may be on the chopping block.
  • Language programs, in particular, are on the chopping block for lack of students.
  • If library services can be cut, you can bet we'll be on the chopping block.
  • Four coaches of the swim program are among those on the chopping block.
  • The same is true for the interest-rate subsidy for graduate students, also on the chopping block.
  • Tenured and tenure-track faculty jobs are not on the chopping block.

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