chop sticks
 v.— «The practice is called “chopping sticks.”…Once a week policemen head out to a construction site, round up 15 or 20 people for possession of false documents, and—presto!—he has chopped enough sticks to meet his quota.» —“Chopping Sticks Beats Solving Crime” by Carl Schrek Moscow Times (Russia) May 20, 2004. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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