chalk up something


chalk up something
ˌchalk ˈup sth derived
(informal) to achieve or record a success, points in a game, etc

The team chalked up their tenth win this season.

As a Hollywood actor he has chalked up a number of box-office successes.

They will have chalked up 40 years of marriage this summer.

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Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • chalk up to something else — chalk (something) up to (something else) to say that something is caused by something else. She doesn t even bother to say thank you, but I just chalk it up to bad manners and try not to let it bother me …   New idioms dictionary

  • chalk up to — chalk (something) up to (something else) to say that something is caused by something else. She doesn t even bother to say thank you, but I just chalk it up to bad manners and try not to let it bother me …   New idioms dictionary