chalk off

chalk off

1. In sports, to disallow a goal due to a technical rule of the game. Primarily heard in UK. Their last-minute goal would have won the match, but it was chalked off due to an offsides ruling by the referee.
2. To record, mark, or make note of something, especially as having been completed. I always find it bittersweet to chalk off another birthday each year.
3. To delineate the border of something with chalk. You always see the police chalk off bodies of murder victims in movies. I wonder if they do that in real life.
See also: chalk, off
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McGrath, who will bow out after his fourth World Cup campaign, hopes to chalk off one more significant achievement - by ousting Wasim Akram as the tournament's most successful bowler.
The home support were furious with referee Conroy's decision to chalk off Marc-Antoine Fortune's header for a foul on Rangers keeper Allan McGregor when the game, which ended 1-1, was goalless.
Redknapp (left) was incensed at Clattenburg on Saturday after the official decided not to chalk off Nani's late goal, scored while Spurs keeper Heurelho Gomes believed he was about to take a free-kick.
That was the next thing to chalk off from the day it started in 1992, to the day we walked into the ground and then our first one-day international.
The German was furious with the decision to chalk off Mirco Antenucci's second half goal and also claimed Cristhian Stuani should have been sent off for a foul on Charlie Taylor early in the second half, having already been booked.
TMO Graham Hughes intervened for a forward pass to chalk off a try by Owen Farrell (left) after referee JP Doyle had awarded it.
THE FA may charge Bolton's Kevin Davies for suggesting referee Mark Clattenburg's decision to chalk off his goal against Fulham was personal.
He's no doubt delighted that Reidy has gone after Eddie Gray decided to chalk off that pounds 130,000 fine.
Remember to wipe the chalk off the V-pack bead and seal after testing.
And they thought they had snatched a winner 15 minutes from time, only for the ref to chalk off Martin Wood's strike.
I was standing where game officials had told us to stand after they declined to chalk off a zone for three press photographers.