Driving home today, I heard a news story about California's intractable fiscal problems. And I thought to myself that the Golden State's only option left is to slash spending and "let the chips fall where they may." Then I thought...where did that particular phrase come from?
No matter what the consequences, as in I'm going to tell the truth about what happened, and let the chips fall where they may. This metaphoric term alludes to chopping wood and is usually joined to a statement that one should do what is right (that is, the woodcutter should pay attention to the main task of cutting logs and not worry about small chips).Thank you, Internet!