chopped liverchopped liver
[Slang] a person or thing regarded as negligible: that suggestion isn't just chopped liver
Origin of chopped liverYiddish gehakteh leber, traditional dish of chopped, cooked chicken livers, seasonings, and the like ; extended use uncertain or unknown; perhaps from its being a side dish rather than a main course
- A dense mixture of cooked liver, hard-boiled eggs, chopped onions, chicken fat or vegetable oil, and seasonings, used as a spread or sandwich filling.
- Slang Something or someone considered of little value: “a necklace and earrings that weren't chopped liver” ( Paula Marantz Cohen )
Origin of chopped liverSense 2, probably from the fact that chopped liver is often served as a side dish
- attributive form of chopped liver
- chopped-liver sandwich