tear off a piece
[first form 1930s+, variant 1917+; the date should probably be earlier, in view of the 1785 occurrence of piece in the first sense]
piece of ass
[pee-ser] /ˈpi sər/ noun 1. a person whose occupation is the joining together of or threads, as in textile work. /ˈpiːsə/ noun 1. (textiles) a person who mends, repairs, or joins something, esp broken threads on a loom
noun 1. compensation based on a worker’s quantitative output or production, usually an agreed sum per article of work turned out. noun 1. a fixed rate paid according to the quantity produced
[pees] /pis/ noun 1. a separate or limited portion or quantity of something: a piece of land; a piece of chocolate. 2. a quantity of some substance or material forming a single mass or body: a nice piece of lumber. 3. a more or less definite portion or quantity of a whole: to cut a […]
[pees-wahyz] /ˈpisˌwaɪz/ adverb, Mathematics. 1. denoting that a function has a specified property, as smoothness or continuity, on each of a finite number of into which its domain is divided: a piecewise continuous function; a piecewise differentiable curve.