chopping away at my stomach


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chop away

A guy trying a slimming machine working on the abs says (I do feel I'm getting a workout) "so much chopping away at my stomach here". By this I guess he means his stomach is already being trimmed or something? It sounds a bit weird... but you know we're talking science-fiction here.
  • koodip

    Senior Member
    Yes- L'hai centrato. "To chop away" e' un espressione che si sente abbastanza spesso. Deriva dal taglio di legno con l'ascia, figurativamente si riferisce al "ridurre qualcosa" in maniera forte. Per esempio: to chop away at one's homework (compiti di scuola).