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Chalk up   /tʃɑk əp/   Listen
Chalk up

Accumulate as a debt.  Synonym: run up.
Keep score, as in games.  Synonym: tally.

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"Chalk up" Quotes from Famous Books

... learning, although his capacity was such that he took more advancement in an hour than the thick heads of young Flamborough made in a whole leap-year of Sundays. For any Flamburian boy was considered a "Brain Scholar," and a "Head-Languager," when he could write down the parson's text, and chalk up a fish on the weigh-board so that his father or mother could tell in three guesses what manner of fish it was. And very few indeed had ever ...
— Mary Anerley • R. D. Blackmore

... be well for ambitious critics to chalk up on the walls of their workshops is this: never mind whom you praise, but be very careful whom you blame. Most critical reputations have struck on the reef of some poet or novelist whom the great censor, in his proud old age, has thought he might disdain ...
— Gossip in a Library • Edmund Gosse

... if the vinaigretted beauties of your boyhood were unabridged dictionaries of prudery. You see, I know almost all the swearwords there are. And I read the newspapers, and medical books, and even the things that boys chalk up on fences. In consequence I am not a bit whiteminded, because if you use your mind at all it gets more or less dingy, just like using ...
— The Rivet in Grandfather's Neck - A Comedy of Limitations • James Branch Cabell

Words linked to "Chalk up" :   run up, put down, count, numerate, owe, record, number, enter, enumerate

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