chisel\ in\ on


chisel\ in\ on
• chisel in on
• muscle in on
v. phr.
1. To illegitimately and forcefully intrude into someone's traditional sales or professional arena of operation.

Tim has a good sales territory, but he is always afraid that someone might chisel in on it.

Las Vegas casino owners are concerned that the Mafia might muscle in on their territory.

2. To intrude; penetrate; force oneself into another's business or territory.

The eastern Mafia muscled in on the western Mafia's turf and a shooting war was started.


Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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  • Chisel — Chis el, n. [OF. chisel, F. ciseau, fr. LL. cisellus, prob. for caesellus, fr. L. caesus, p. p. of caedere to cut. Cf. {Scissors}.] A tool with a cutting edge on one end of a metal blade, used in dressing, shaping, or working in timber, stone,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Chisel — Chis el, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Chiseled}, or {Chiselled} (?); p. pr. & vb. n. {Chiseling}, or {Chiselling}.] [Cf. F. ciseler.] 1. To cut, pare, gouge, or engrave with a chisel; as, to chisel a block of marble into a statue. [1913 Webster] 2. To… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • chisel — [chiz′əl] n. [NormFr (OFr cisel) < VL * cisellum, for L * caesellum < caesus, pp. of caedere, to cut: see CIDE] a hand tool with a sharp, often wedge shaped, blade for cutting or shaping wood, stone, etc., specif., such a tool that is… …   English World dictionary

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  • chisel — ► NOUN ▪ a long bladed hand tool with a bevelled cutting edge, used to cut or shape wood, stone, or metal. ► VERB (chiselled, chiselling; US chiseled, chiseling) 1) cut or shape with a chisel. 2) (chiselled) (of a man s f …   English terms dictionary

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  • chisel — vb sculpture, sculpt, sculp, *carve, incise, engrave, etch Analogous words: *cut, chop: produce, turn out (see BEAR): shape, fashion, form (see MAKE) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms


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