chops


chops
chops [chäps]
pl.n.
see CHAP1
1. the jaws
2. the mouth and lower cheeks
3. Slang technical skill, esp. of a jazz or rock musician

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chops (chŏps) pl.n.
1. The jaws.
2.
a. The mouth.
b. The lower cheeks or jowls.
c. Muttonchops.
3. Slang. The technical skill with which a jazz or rock musician performs.
Idiom: bust (someone's) chops
1. To scold or insult someone.
2. To disappoint or defeat someone.
3. To hold a building contractor to the letter of an agreement.
  [Possibly akin to chop1.]

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