A chip off the old block


A chip off the old block
Chip Chip, n. 1. A piece of wood, stone, or other substance, separated by an ax, chisel, or cutting instrument. [1913 Webster]

2. A fragment or piece broken off; a small piece. [1913 Webster]

3. Wood or Cuban palm leaf split into slips, or straw plaited in a special manner, for making hats or bonnets. [1913 Webster]

4. Anything dried up, withered, or without flavor; -- used contemptuously. [1913 Webster]

5. One of the counters used in poker and other games. [1913 Webster]

6. (Naut.) The triangular piece of wood attached to the log line. [1913 Webster]

{Buffalo chips}. See under {Buffalo}.

{Chip ax}, a small ax for chipping timber into shape.

{Chip bonnet}, {Chip hat}, a bonnet or a hat made of Chip. See {Chip}, n., 3.

{A chip off the old block}, a child who resembles either of his parents. [Colloq.] --Milton.

{Potato chips}, {Saratoga chips}, thin slices of raw potato fried crisp. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • chip off the old block — see ↑chip, 1 • • • Main Entry: ↑block chip off the old block informal : someone who looks or behaves like his or her parent His son is a real chip off the old block. • • • Main Entry: ↑chip chip off the old block see …   Useful english dictionary

  • chip off the old block — If someone is a chip off the old block, they closely resemble one or both of the parents in character …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • Chip Off the Old Block — is 1944 American film starring Donald O Connor, Peggy Ryan, and Ann Blyth. In the story, the son of a strict man from the Navy (O Connor) falls in love with a girl from a performing family (Blyth). In the end, the families learn to except their… …   Wikipedia

  • chip off the old block — {n. phr.} A person whose character traits closely resemble those of his parents. * /I hear that Tom plays the violin in the orchestra his father conducts; he sure is a chip off the old block./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • chip off the old block — {n. phr.} A person whose character traits closely resemble those of his parents. * /I hear that Tom plays the violin in the orchestra his father conducts; he sure is a chip off the old block./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • chip off the old block —    If someone is a chip off the old block, they closely resemble one or both of the parents in character.   (Dorking School Dictionary)    ***    A person who is a chip off the old block resembles one of their parents in appearance, character or… …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • chip\ off\ the\ old\ block — n. phr. A person whose character traits closely resemble those of his parents. I hear that Tom plays the violin in the orchestra his father conducts; he sure is a chip off the old block …   Словарь американских идиом

  • Chip off the old block —   If someone is a chip off the old block, they closely resemble one or both of the parents in character …   Dictionary of English idioms

  • chip off the old block — noun Someone who takes after their parent He’s a chip off the old block for following in his father’s footsteps …   Wiktionary

  • chip off the old block — See a chip off the old block …   English idioms

  • chip off the old block — person who looks or acts like one of his parents His son is a chip off the old block and acts exactly like his father …   Idioms and examples


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