chip off

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Related to chip off: chip off the old block
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.chip off - break off (a piece from a whole); "Her tooth chipped"
flake off, peel, flake, peel off - come off in flakes or thin small pieces; "The paint in my house is peeling off"
exfoliate - come off in a very thin piece
divide, part, separate - come apart; "The two pieces that we had glued separated"

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vt sep paint etcwegschlagen; piece of chinaabstoßen, abschlagen
vi (paint etc)absplittern
References in classic literature ?
By dint of much labour he managed to chip off a narrow sliver some twelve inches long by a quarter of an inch thick.
Truly, his one son was a chip off the old block, and Peter Winn had no meek notions concerning the intrinsic value of said old block.
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The mushroomed tops of the steel wedges depicted are dangerous, as they can chip off when struck with a sledgehammer.
Hatton (left) said: "He's a chip off the old block - very aggressive.
Clearly a chip off the old block, it was Mourinho's son Jose Jnr.
His younger brother Aiden, 2, showed he was a chip off the old Rod, sporting a cool leather jacket with his kilt.
After his maiden speech in 1781 which politician was described as "not merely a chip off the old block but the old block itself"?
The best of your emails Chip off old block The legendary Ryan Price would have been very pleased to see great niece Emma Baker following the family tradition by training Paddleyourowncanoe to win at 10-1 Worcester on Wednesday evening, completing a nice eachway double with Master Cardor Visa, who finished second at 50-1.
s biggest party animal, Siddharth Mallya is like a (much slimmer) chip off the old block.
Even better would be for the Huddersfield Town followers to get that chip off their shoulder they have about the Giants and start watching the great sport that is rugby league.
James on the other hand is a real chip off the old block and watching him move around the ring is like getting a glimpse back into Neary' old amateur days.