Such a concerted campaign of misrepresentation will be hard to chalk up to the actions of a few rogue police officers.
When this administration wants to chalk up a desirable name for early promotion, the Hosannah would like a chance to sudgest.
Presently some wags began to chalk up 'Fotheringay for ever!'
At the seaside bathing pavilions they have a blackboard whereon they chalk up "70" or "72" or whatever they think folks will like.
For dishonourable conduct the committee can also chalk up a member's name.
I can chalk up a score with more rapidity than any man in England,' was his melancholy jest.
Presently some wags began to chalk up "Fotheringay forever!"
The Giants did a little better in the first inning, though not well enough to chalk up a run.
They'll take our line, an' we're to chalk up the position an' the course to New York.
Old English cealc "chalk, lime, plaster; pebble," a West Germanic borrowing from Latin calx (2) "limestone, lime (crushed limestone), small stone," from Greek khalix "small pebble," which many trace to a PIE root for "split, break up." In most Germanic languages still with the "limestone" sense, but in English transferred to the opaque, white, soft limestone found abundantly in the south of the island. Modern spelling is from early 14c. The Latin word for "chalk" was creta, which also is of unknown origin.
1570s, "to mix with chalk;" 1590s as "to mark with chalk," from chalk (n.). Related: Chalked; chalking. Old English had cealcian "to whiten." Certain chalk marks on shipped objects meant "admitted" or "shipped free," hence some figurative senses. Chalk boards also were commonly used in keeping credit, score, etc., hence figurative use of chalk it up (1903).
A soft, white, gray, or yellow limestone consisting mainly of calcium carbonate and formed primarily from the accumulation of fossil microorganisms such as foraminifera and calcareous algae. Chalk is used in making lime, cement, and fertilizers, and as a whitening pigment in ceramics, paints, and cosmetics. The chalk used in classrooms is usually artificial.
A horse favored to win
[1950s+ Horse racing; References to winning by a long chalk, an allusion to scoring points by a chalk mark, date from the 1830s]