Where does the term chop it up come from?
Keeping this in consideration, what does chop it up mean?
CHOP IT UP means "To Talk".
Also, what does earned his chops mean? In the 1940s (though it was probably used for some years before it was recorded) chops began meaning one's ability, skill or competence, and was a jazz musician's figurative reference to one's embouchure, that is the use of one's mouth and lips (i.e. chops) in playing a wind instrument.
Keeping this in consideration, what is the origin of the phrase Chop Chop?
"Chop chop" is a phrase rooted in Cantonese. It spread through Chinese workers at sea. "Chop chop" refers to "hurry, hurry" and means something should be done now, advance and without any delay. The word "chopsticks" likely originates from this root.
Is chop an English word?
Meaning of chop in English. to cut something into pieces with an axe, knife, or other sharp instrument: He was chopping wood in the yard. Chop (up) the onions and carrots roughly.