In 2009, Pfeiffer told David Letterman on Late Night that she won them over by “slicing and dicing Al Pacino.”
But then in 2011 he weaponized comedy, slicing and dicing his political rivals in the same way a comedian deals with a heckler.
"to cut into cubes," late 14c., from dice (n.). Meaning "to play at dice" is from early 15c. Related: Diced; dicing.