chip off


  • WordNet 3.6
    • v chip off break off (a piece from a whole) "Her tooth chipped"
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    “The best way to knock the chip off your neighbor's shoulder is to pat him on the back.”


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.


In literature:

In doing this lay it on the lap or a cushion and chip off the mold.
"Home Taxidermy for Pleasure and Profit" by Albert B. Farnham
He read them, cut them off, and scraped the chips into the fire.
"Primitive Psycho-Therapy and Quackery" by Robert Means Lawrence
Howley nodded apologetically and pulled off everything but two thousand dollars worth of chips.
"...Or Your Money Back" by Gordon Randall Garrett
He dug into it with his prospector's pick, chipped off specimens, and carefully covered up the hole.
"When the West Was Young" by Frederick R. Bechdolt
Malan stood with his club feet planted wide on the log, leaned over, and began to hack the bark off where he wished to take out his great chip.
"Dwellers in the Hills" by Melville Davisson Post
He used to say that I'd learn to love chipping off the rough corners.
"At the Crossroads" by Harriet T. Comstock
She chipped the top off his egg and cut finger sizes of bread for him, so that he might have it in the foreign way he preferred.
"Aurora the Magnificent" by Gertrude Hall
He brought his heel down with such vehemence that he chipped off a splinter from the threshold.
"Captain Pott's Minister" by Francis L. Cooper
The verger prevented my chipping off a bit of the high altar as a memento the last time I was over.
"His Lordship's Leopard" by David Dwight Wells
The sack of chips came tumbling off the pots and pans, spilling upon the roadway.
"The Plow-Woman" by Eleanor Gates

In poetry:

Now, when His bag of stars he had deplete,
When all the dark with orbs of fire was strown,
The Sower found at bottom, 'twixt two folds,
A little bit of shining sun, chipped off.
"The Legend Of The Earth" by Sarah Anne Curzon
Before anything had a soul,
While life was a heave of Matter, half inanimate,
This little bit chipped off in brilliance
And went whizzing through the slow, vast, succulent stems.
"Humming-Bird" by D H Lawrence
As I went down by Hastings Mill I heard a fellow singing,
Chipping off the deep sea rust above the tide a-swinging,
And well I knew the queer old tune and well the song he sung
(Shipmate, my shipmate!) when the world was young.
"Hastings Mill" by Cicely Fox Smith

In news:

Researchers will need to build off of this technology to develop chips comprised of many P-31 transistors that are able to be used for computation.
You'd think a decent guacamole recipe wouldn't be that difficult to pull off — just smash an avocado, add a bunch of spices and dip your chip in, right.
I've been seeing "Chip" off and on for a year and a half.
But in the sudden-death playoff, Calcavecchia nestled a 30-foot putt from off the 18th green close enough for a short birdie , and Cochran missed his chip short from the back rough to extend the tournament.
Challenger Chip Yarborough called off the recount after it started at the county Registrar of Voters office Thursday, Dec 6.
Chip Kel-ly rolls off the tongue, just like An-dy Reid.
In 1980, Chip 's carefully thought out plan to keep jerking the chain of his new boss until he finally got fired- paid off.
Lawrence Miller added 15 points and seven rebounds, and Quinton Marshall chipped in with12 points off the bench for The Citadel (3-1).
Many clear- coated wheels will have rock chips in the clear-coat, or may already have started to flake off.
You must be aware of this before choosing your cleaning procedure because if the wheel is aluminum or magnesium, and the clear-coat is chipped or flaking off, certain cleaners may cause problems.
The new Socialist leader is a chip off the old block—but he may not last.
Luke Babbitt set a new career-high with 24 points, while Joey Shaw chipped in 15 points off the bench.
TSMC's Morris Chang pioneered the $28 billion semiconductor foundry industry, kicking off a revolution in the business of chips.
Chip Beck waves to fans before tees off on the first hole during the final round of the Greater Hickory Classic Champions Tour golf tournament at Rock Barn in Conover, N.C.
Some skin had been torn off her hands, where doctors also found glue residue and white paint chips from the apartment wall.

In science:

N the processing gain, Tc = Tb/N the chip interval, and hSRRC (·) a square-root raised cosine waveform with roll-off factor α ∈ [0, 1].
Power control and receiver design for energy efficiency in multipath CDMA channels with bandlimited waveforms
Unfortunately, the bubble is located off the main ACIS chip, and is thus not included in all exposures.
Constraining the Nature of X-ray Cavities in Clusters and Galaxies
The read-write global memory and read-only texture memory is located off-chip on the graphics card and provides the main source of storage for the GPU, as shown in Figure 2.
Accelerator-Oriented Algorithm Transformation for Temporal Data Mining
Table 2 lists these percentages, where for the parent optically selected sample we consider only the SDSS galaxies on ACIS chips (excluding chip S4, ccd#8), and with off-axis angle θ < 0.2 deg, consistent with the conditions used in compiling the X-ray samples.
Probing the Balance of AGN and Star-Forming Activity in the Local Universe with ChaMP
Additional C coding techniques and compiler directives can be used in the software coding of the application to force the use of on-chip or off-chip memory, embedded multipliers or LUT-based multipliers.
A space-efficient quantum computer simulator suitable for high-speed FPGA implementation