chopping block

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chop·ping block

A wooden block on which food or wood is chopped.
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chop′ping block`

a block of wood on which meat, vegetables, and the like are trimmed, chopped, etc.
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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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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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John, 31, who used to present ITV cookery show Chopping Block, said he was "worried sick" as Victoria had depression.
Thursday afternoon, Trump claimed he had only heard about the cut "this morning." See if you can follow: Trump 1) demands massive tax cuts, a windfall to corporations and the wealthy above all, that balloon budget deficits and debt to record levels, 2) proposes a budget that, in response to declining government revenue, slashes domestic discretionary spending every which way, eviscerating funding for public housing and the social safety net while boosting expenditures on the military and his border wall, 3) lets a member of his own cabinet be thrown to the wolves; 4) swoops in like a hero to spare one beloved programme from the chopping block. The next step will be demanding the American people thank him for averting a tiny bit of the damage his own priorities were about to do.
CBS' renewed call for $100M in cost savings has employees at the company concerned over who might be on the chopping block, especially as ratings for news shows drop and "CBS This Morning" host Gayle King seeks to double her $6M salary, the New York Post's Alexandra Steigrad reports, citing sources.
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And now it seems that there is another bit of the dark arts at work as Gibraltar is put on the sellout chopping block.
But they have been tight-lipped about what's on the chopping block.
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The Baringo government faces audit queries over the purchase of a wooden meat chopping block for Sh20,000.
On Thursday night, Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said that President Duterte is not yet done with the Cabinet revamp and confirmed that another government official was going to be on the chopping block.
So the self-righteous justices of the Supreme Court have joined the fray and also want Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno's head on the chopping block for all the misdeeds she is supposed to have committed?
The Diamond Veto has the power to remove one of the nominees from the chopping block and name a replacement nominee.