[UPHPU] Coding chops?
herlo1 at gmail.com
Sun Feb 8 22:21:50 MST 2009
On Sun, Feb 8, 2009 at 10:13 PM, Velda <velda at novapages.com> wrote:
> Hi there,
> I saw the term 'coding chops' on a job description today. I'm guessing from
> the context that 'chops' would mean something like 'skills.' But I'd like to
> know exactly what it means, considering I can't seem to shake the mental
> image of a tuba player with some serious facial hair. Google isn't much help
> on this topic. Anyone care to comment?
-- And I guess I should reply to the group too :) --
Sure, I'll reply.
My opinion of that reference probably comes from the following idiom:
* bust one's chops, Slang. to exert oneself.
I found this reference at dictionary.com, but have heard reference to
something similar before.
I think it also might have reference to a variation on musical ability
as described by a google search for 'define: chops'
* Technical ability, to execute music physically and to negotiate
chord changes. Distinct from the capacity to have good ideas, to
phrase effectively and build a solo. (source --
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