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verb (tr, adverb) informal

to score or register (something)we chalked up 100 in the game
to credit (money) to an account etc (esp in the phrase chalk it up)

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Idioms and Phrases with chalk up

chalk up

1

Score or earn, as in She chalked up enough points to be seeded first in the tournament. This term alludes to recording accounts (and later, scores) in chalk on a slate. [c. 1700]

2

Credit or ascribe, as They chalked their success up to experience. [First half of 1900s]

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