Definition of count against phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

count against

 phrasal verb
phrasal verb
 
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Phrasal Verbs

count against somebody

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count something against somebody

 
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to be considered or to consider something to be a disadvantage in somebody For that job her lack of experience may count against her. He has a criminal record but we hope that prospective employers won’t count it against him.
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