long chalk


long chalk

(BE) see long shot

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(BE) see long shot

Combinatory dictionary. 2013.

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  • long chalk(s), by (a) —  By a great deal …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • By a long chalk — Chalk Chalk (ch[add]k), n. [AS. cealc lime, from L. calx limestone. See {Calz}, and {Cawk}.] 1. (Min.) A soft, earthy substance, of a white, grayish, or yellowish white color, consisting of calcium carbonate, and having the same composition as… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • not by a long chalk — not by a long shot/chalk/way/informal phrase used for saying that something is not true at all They’ve achieved a lot, but they haven’t finished yet – not by a long way. Thesaurus: ways of emphasizing that something is not true or likely …   Useful english dictionary

  • by a long chalk — phrasal Britain : by any means usually used after a negative that isn t the last of our financial problems by a long chalk * * * by a long chalk By a considerable distance or degree • • • Main Entry: ↑chalk * * * Brit. by far …   Useful english dictionary

  • by a long chalk — (UK) If you beat somebody by a long chalk, you win easily and comfortably …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • by a long chalk — ► by a long chalk Brit. by far. Main Entry: ↑chalk …   English terms dictionary

  • by a long chalk — (UK)    If you beat somebody by a long chalk, you win easily and comfortably.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • By a long chalk —   (UK)   If you beat somebody by a long chalk, you win easily and comfortably …   Dictionary of English idioms

  • not by a long chalk — Brit. not at all. [with ref. to the chalk used for marking up scores in competitive games.] → chalk …   English new terms dictionary

  • by a long chalk — Brit. by far. → chalk …   English new terms dictionary


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