June 5, 2006

chop chop

Posted in Idioms at 9:59 am by Feng

chop chop — Right away; quickly [dict]

Last Saturday afternoon, I played football with some friends in Parker's Piece meadow. It was an informal game, with fresh players joining in from time to time. After playing for 2 hours, we felt exhausted and decided to take a break. However, a few late comers, with yet spare energy, were keen to get everyone back to the field and continue the game. "Come on," one of them urged, "Let's play. Chop chop." 

1 Comment »

  1. Cilly said,

    This is funny, since most native English speakers take it as a Chinese slang phrase (why, I don’t know).

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