That's right, chopping mall not shopping mall.
I picked that term up from the glossary of The WORST-CASE SCENARIO Survival Handbook: GOLF.
"I'm headed for the chopping mall." (Translation: I am playing a terrible round.)
"Well, that's an elephant's ass." (Translation: That shot is high but not very long -- and it stinks.)
"You're in throw-up range." (Translation: Your putt is close enough to make, but long enough that you will probably miss it.)
The Armchair Golfer