chalk up
transitive verb Date: 1826 1. ascribe, credit <
chalked up his failures to inexperience
>
2. attain, achieve <
chalk up a record score for the season
>

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  • chalk up — (something) to record something special. Many banks chalked up large profits from their loans to internet companies. Etymology: based on the idea of keeping a record on a chalk board …   New idioms dictionary

  • chalk up — v. 1) (d; tr.) to chalk up against (to chalk up ten victories against two defeats) 2) (D; tr.) to chalk up for (to chalk up another victory for our team) 3) (d; tr.) to chalk up to (to chalk up smt. up to lack of experience) * * * [ tʃɔːk ʌp] (D; …   Combinatory dictionary

  • chalk up — verb 1. accumulate as a debt (Freq. 1) he chalked up $100 in the course of the evening • Syn: ↑run up • Hypernyms: ↑owe • Verb Frames: Somebody s something …   Useful english dictionary

  • chalk up — PHRASAL VERB If you chalk up a success, a victory, or a number of points in a game, you achieve it. [V P n (not pron)] For almost 11 months, the Bosnian army chalked up one victory after another... [V P n (not pron)] Andy Wilkinson chalked up his …   English dictionary

  • chalk up — phr verb Chalk up is used with these nouns as the object: ↑win …   Collocations dictionary

  • chalk\ up — To put a notch on your bed post, or to pull a girl Lets go Chalk up some Chaifs …   Dictionary of american slang

  • chalk\ up — To put a notch on your bed post, or to pull a girl Lets go Chalk up some Chaifs …   Dictionary of american slang

  • chalk up — Synonyms and related words: acquire, annex, blaze, blaze a trail, blemish, blotch, book, brand, calendar, carve, catalog, chalk, check, check in, check off, chronicle, cicatrize, cut, dapple, dash, define, delimit, demarcate, discolor, docket,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • chalk up — verb a) To attribute, credit, or blame. Chalk it up to inexperience, I guess, but he made a very poor decision. b) to achieve something …   Wiktionary

  • chalk up — {v.}, {informal} 1. To write down as part of a score; record. * /The scorekeeper chalked up one more point for the home team./ 2. To make (a score or part of a score); score. * /The team chalked up another victory./ * /Bob chalked up a home run… …   Dictionary of American idioms

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