Definition of chalk up to phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


chalk up to

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put something down to experience (also chalk something up to experience)
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used to say that somebody should think of a failure as being something that they can learn from We lost a lot of money, but we just put it down to experience.
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chalk something up to something

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(North American English, informal) to consider that something is caused by something We can chalk that win up to a lot of luck.
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