chalk up

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chalk up ‎(third-person singular simple present chalks up, present participle chalking up, simple past and past participle chalked up)

  1. (transitive) To attribute, credit, or blame.
    Chalk it up to inexperience, I guess, but he made a very poor decision.
  2. (transitive) to achieve something
    • 2012 The Economist, Sep 29th 2012 issue, Rural activism: Working the system
      In recent years Mr Li, a divorced farmer with a laptop and internet access, has chalked up some stunning successes in resisting his village officials.


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