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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  • a chip off the old block — ► a chip off the old block informal someone who resembles their parent in character. Main Entry: ↑chip …   English terms dictionary

  • a chip off the old block — a boy who is like his dad, the apple doesn t...    Eric is a chip off the old block. He s just like his dad …   English idioms

  • (a) chip off the old block — a ˌchip off the old ˈblock idiom (informal) a person who is very similar to their mother or father in the way that they look or behave Main entry: ↑chipidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • (a) chip off the old block — if someone is a chip off the old block, they are very similar in character to one of their parents or to another older member of their family. Look at her bossing everyone around she s a real chip off the old block! (not used with the) …   New idioms dictionary

  • a chip off the old block — informal someone who resembles their parent in character. → chip …   English new terms dictionary

  • a chip off the old block — informal someone who resembles his or her parent, esp. in character …   Useful english dictionary

  • be a chip off the old block — informal phrase to look or behave like one of your parents Jimmy was a chip off the old block with his grey eyes and his dad’s smile. Thesaurus: to look the same as, or similar to, someone or somethingsynonym Main entry: chip …   Useful english dictionary

  • be a chip off the old block — informal to look or behave like one of your parents Jimmy was a chip off the old block with his grey eyes and his dad s smile …   English dictionary

  • 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

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