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    #1

    choppered down

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to explain to me the meaning of the expression in bold in the following excerpt from an English text?

    ISABELLA
    When’s the last time you choppered down to The Flamingo?
    JOHNNIE
    Last week. I don’t go down there much anymore. Sal’s doing a great job. You know what they say about too many cooks in the kitchen.

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.

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    #2

    Re: choppered down

    This is just a guess.

    By motorcycle, a chopper?

    OR

    To take a helicopter? Another name for helicopter is chopper; to go somewhere by helicopter is to chopper there or to chopper down there as in to fly down. The past tense form is choppered down.

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    #3

    Re: choppered down

    Yes, it's very rare, but probably means "took a helicopter" down to the location. My dad used to fly over by helicopter to pick up my mom every weekend, before they married, and could have used such an expression.

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