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Chalk it up

Posted by KC on March 30, 2004

In Reply to: Chalk it up posted by Olebucky on March 30, 2004

: Chalk it up to (whatever). Often used without knowledge of its source. Any offerings regarding what drove someone to first say, "Chalk it up to inexperience!"?

To credit a payment to an account or to put it on the slate.

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