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    Cool He chopped straight down

    Does "chopped straight down" mean "he cut down straight to the point"?

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    Re: He chopped straight down

    Hi Bushwhacker,

    without any context, the only meaning I can take from your phrase is a literal one. I've never seen this phrase as an idiomatic expression.

    Best wishes,

    Bob

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    Cool Re: He chopped straight down

    Quote Originally Posted by dltc View Post
    Hi Bushwhacker,

    without any context, the only meaning I can take from your phrase is a literal one. I've never seen this phrase as an idiomatic expression.

    Best wishes,

    Bob
    Thank You, sorry but there is no more context for this action. WHen you say "literal meaning" do you say what I propose? He cuts without any consideration, right to the bone?

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    Re: He chopped straight down

    Most of these questions you are asking are unnecessary as they are usually simple and practical expressions of actions. If you cut straight down, then you cut without deviating from the start of the stroke to the end of the stroke. If the weapon is an axe, then the stroke will start high and end low >> straight down. If the reference is to fighting, then it is most unlikely that the participants will stop and consider their next action.

    Do not try to read too much into these fantasy writings. They are rarely complex and are usually simple in content. Try to read the sentences within the context, not take the words out of context.

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