chop back

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If you have to chop back to bring the plant back to a manageable size, you will forfeit the flowers that year but they'll return the next.
Warnock almost got the chop back then but a shock 3-1 win over Liverpool earned him a reprieve.
Sand your floorboards and chop back a feature wall to the brick; don't worry if the finish isn't perfect, as this look works well when it's a bit distressed.
If you can find ways to chop back on non-essentials.
The next was just a chop back on to the fairway and after coming up short of the green with his fourth shot he three-putted.
The feeling among the pros is that the move will put the onus on skill and accuracy and courses will be able to chop back some of the rough that has become such a negative aspect to course set-up in recent years.
Chop back the foliage as it can look pretty shabby and new growth will appear quickly.
I could hear Elliott Ward in the back of my head saying, 'Just set it,' but I knew I couldn't swing my right foot which is just for standing on, so I had to chop back in on my left again and luckily I knew as soon as I had hit it that it was going in.