chop-chop


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chop-chop

(chŏp′chŏp′)
adv. Informal
Right away; quickly.

[Reduplication of Chinese Pidgin English chop, quick, of Chinese dialectal origin; akin to Cantonese gap1 and Mandarin , hurried, both from Middle Chinese kip, hurried, urgent, from Old Chinese kəp.]

chop-chop

(ˈtʃɒpˈtʃɒp)

adv.
with haste; quickly.
[1825–35; repetitive compound based on Chinese Pidgin English chop quick]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.chop-chop - with rapid movementschop-chop - with rapid movements; "he works quickly"
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There is a great deal of talk evidence regarding the involvement of mafia-type groups in the chop-chop trade (Australian Taxation Office 2002b: 15,4; Baxter & Wilson 2001: 45,49,52), but David Gray (2002), the director of intelligence at the National Crime Authority (now Australian Crime Commission), told us that his agency's investigation of the chop-chop market concluded that it was not a sophisticated operation and that it "didn't seem to meet the threshold level to justify National Crime Authority involvement." That does not necessarily mean, Gray added, that there might not be some kind of organised crime activity in the chop-chop business.
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Tonight, still searching for his son, Raven finds work in a Honolulu nightclub, where he is drawn into a sinister web of crime which he has to sort out, karate chop-chop.
Leigh, in love with language in a way that few screenwriters and fewer directors are, describes Johnny's voice as "an idiosyncratic vernacular, |with~ an articulate use of sophisticated English and an idiosyncratic use of sophisticated English as well." Rhetorical flourishes, figures of speech, idiomatic oddities--Leigh is a cinematic grammarian whose ear is always tuned to the insinuations of inflection and syntax, whether the speaker is the yuppie in High Hopes who hurries her elderly working-class neighbor along with a revealing "Chop-chop," or the pair of backpacking Caucasian healthniks in Nuts in May, 1976, who disdain the "killer whites" (sugar, flour), even as they reproduce the very systems of oppression they're trying to leave behind.