chop and change

Chop and change
If things chop and change, they keep changing, often unexpectedly.

The small dictionary of idiomes. 2014.

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  • chop and change — I. intransitive verb Etymology: Middle English choppen and chaungen to barter, from choppen to chop (barter) + and + chaungen to change, exchange 1. archaic : to buy and sell 2. : to change especially pointlessly or capriciously a book w …   Useful english dictionary

  • chop and change —    If you chop and change, you constantly change your opinion, plans or methods and often cause confusion.     Don t chop and change all the time just make up your mind! …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • chop and change — Brit. informal change one s opinions or behaviour repeatedly and abruptly. → chop …   English new terms dictionary

  • chop and change — Meaning To change constantly. Origin Literally to barter and exchange …   Meaning and origin of phrases

  • chop and change — verb To change or exchange repeatedly …   Wiktionary

  • Chop and change — to change repeatedly …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • chop and change — Australian Slang to change repeatedly …   English dialects glossary

  • chop and change — British & Australian to keep changing what you do or what you plan to do, often in a way that is confusing and annoying for other people. After six months of chopping and changing, we ve decided to go back to our old system …   New idioms dictionary

  • chop and change — British informal to keep changing from one thing to another …   English dictionary

  • chop — Ⅰ. chop [1] ► VERB (chopped, chopping) 1) cut with repeated sharp, heavy blows of an axe or knife. 2) strike with a short, heavy blow. 3) ruthlessly abolish or reduce in size. ► NOUN 1) …   English terms dictionary

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