chalk off

chalk (something or someone) off

To presume, dismiss, or disregard someone or something as being a certain way. I really liked his earlier music, but I've chalked him off as a total sellout in recent years. Most people chalked the film off as yet another brainless horror movie.
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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.
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The Morton skipper was raging over ref Mat Northcroft's decision to chalk off Aidan Nesbitt's volley.
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.
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.
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.
White believes it was the Tony Spreadbury decision to chalk off Paterson's try which was the turning point in the match, allowing the Boks to go on to complete their 2-0 series success.
I was standing where game officials had told us to stand after they declined to chalk off a zone for three press photographers.
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.
He's no doubt delighted that Reidy has gone after Eddie Gray decided to chalk off that pounds 130,000 fine.