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"

w>chip off

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.
After his maiden speech in 1781 which politician was described as "not merely a chip off the old block but the old block itself"?
Meanwhile, it appears her six-year-old is a chip off the old block when it comes to the sartorial stakes.
CHIP OFF THE OLD BLOCK: Roger Beever, of Honley, with his woodturning stall at the Christmas Street MarketPicture by Paul Welch (PW031211Amarket-02)
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.
TELEVISION presenter and radio DJ George Lamb revealed he isn't a chip off the old block when he visited Birmingham to launch a fashion extravaganza set to be staged in the city in September.
s biggest party animal, Siddharth Mallya is like a (much slimmer) chip off the old block.
I would best describe him not so much as "a chip off the old block" rather "the old block" itself
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.
Associated with this ligamentous injury is a small chip off the cuboid.
The story line focuses on relationships as Mad Adam fears that he will prove a chip off the old block and abuse his daughters while Spinster Sara courageously confronts him and his phobia.