chalk off

(redirected from chalk them 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
References in periodicals archive ?
Chalk them off and the Black Cats would be in the relegation zone, only above Queens Park Rangers and Reading on goal difference.
We just look to the next game and chalk them off one by one.
There are lots of movies about serial killers, but that's too easy because a serial killer is a crazy person and we can chalk them off.