chopping block

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chop·ping block

A wooden block on which food or wood is chopped.

chop′ping block`

a block of wood on which meat, vegetables, and the like are trimmed, chopped, etc.

Chopping block

A block of wood, usually just a short section of a log, used to lay small logs or poles across as they were being chopped into firewood. The chopping block provided support and kept the timber from flexing as it was hit by the ax. The block also kept the ax from hitting the ground and being dulled.
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Noun1.Chopping block - a steady wooden block on which food can be cut or diced or wood can be splitchopping block - a steady wooden block on which food can be cut or diced or wood can be split
block - a solid piece of something (usually having flat rectangular sides); "the pyramids were built with large stone blocks"
wood - the hard fibrous lignified substance under the bark of trees
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The Chopping Block specialises in food and drink catering for corporate events, festivals and weddings.
The three were left on the chopping block after an emotionally fraught face-to-face voting session on Monday, during which the housemates cried and cried as they went through their nominations.
Once again the Postal Distribution Center in Shrewsbury is on the chopping block.
After North Carolina A&T warned that the program was on the chopping block, swimmer Jasmine Gurley started a petition to save the team.
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When children in the womb are on the chopping block, the President is silent.
High school biology teacher Scott Voss (Kevin James) finds a new lease on life and pulls out all the stops as he unleashes his physical side to rescue a colleague's school program from the chopping block in this action comedy from director Frank Coraci (The Wedding Singer, Click).
GLENN WHELAN fears Giovanni Trapattoni's head will be back on the chopping block if Ireland lose to Greece.
While defense spending looks like it may be destined for the chopping block, the microwave and radio frequency specialist is benefiting from the Defense Department's effort to modernize, winning contracts with a variety of contractors, including BAE Systems, Boeing, Lockheed Martin and Raytheon.
In the end, however, their team was able to turn a profit 6 [pounds sterling] ($10) more than the other team so neither ended up on the chopping block.
The South Florida areas with stores on the chopping block are: Miami, Hialeah, Miami Gardens, Key Biscayne, Pembroke Pines, Plantation, Weston, Fort Lauderdale, Pompano Beach, Miramar, West Palm Beach, Boca Raton, Lake Worth, Delray Beach, North Palm Beach and Jupiter.
Lawmakers say they want to make sure the dollars spent on K-12 education are being spent as efficiently as possible -- and that anything deemed inefficient could end up the chopping block.