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Idiom of the week – Chalk up/ Chalk up something to something else

Posted by englishlessons on November 4, 2012

Definition:

score;earn/attribute a result to a cause

Examples:

That baseball team chalked up a series of wins.

You can chalk up that mistake to inexperience. You’ll do better next time.

Picture it:

Picture an old-fashioned chalk board where someone is keeping score by writing down the points in chalk.

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