v.— «She did not think her children needed tuition, but five years ago, a colleague persuaded her to chope (book) a tutor who was a former secondary school mathematics teacher. “It all started when a colleague said: ‘I will chope a tutor for you.’ I said: “But my daughter is only in Secondary 2, she doesn’t need a tutor!’ My colleague said the tutor had taught her three sons and she is choped a year ahead—she has a long waiting list.”» —“A little extra learning” by Marie Rose Glasmier Straits Times (Singapore) May 25, 1992. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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