To chop logic

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • To chop logic to dispute with an affected use of logical terms; to argue sophistically.
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Usage

In literature:

It will be sport to hear how you chop logic at your Universities yonder.
"The Caged Lion" by Charlotte M. Yonge
He would, however, send Richardot to bear him company at table, and chop logic with him afterwards.
"History of the United Netherlands, 1586-89, Vol. II. Complete" by John Lothrop Motley
It is right to expose a logical fallacy, but I am not fond of the attempt to obscure by logic-chopping what is a writer's real meaning.
"Prime Ministers and Some Others" by George W. E. Russell
Don't try to chop logic here; go below and get something to eat, while I make up my mind what I shall do.
"Cutlass and Cudgel" by George Manville Fenn
It is related to criticism as logic-chopping is to logic.
"Introduction to the Study of History" by Charles V. Langlois
He ceased his prophecy, and began to argue, to reason, to chop logic, which was not by any means so interesting.
"The Ivory Gate, a new edition" by Walter Besant
Women have no business to do either; for, how should they know how to chop logic like men?
"The Parent's Assistant" by Maria Edgeworth
But it is useless to groan over the past, nor can I stop to chop logic over the present.
"The Siege of Norwich Castle" by Matilda Maria Blake
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In news:

Chopped & Screwed isn't Micachu & the Shapes' official follow-up to 2009's Jewellery, but it does feel like the next logical step.
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