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chop logic

Definition of chop logic in English:

Argue in a tiresomely pedantic way; quibble.
[ mid 16th century: from a dialect use of chop meaning 'bandy words']
Example sentences
  • Does not this beautiful piece of chop logic rely on a false equivalence between hunting to eat and looking for sexual gratification?
  • Instead, they talk, chopping logic, competing with Alice and each other, and often mentioning things ‘natural’ animals might be imagined to talk about, like fear, death, and being eaten.
  • The Navy approach comes across as theoretical because it uses a textbook approach based on ‘chop logic’ and is not utilitarian.
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