chalk (something) up to (something)

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chalk (something) up to (something)

To attribute something to something else (which is stated after "to"). They're a very young team, so we'll chalk this loss up to inexperience and nerves.
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chalk up 1 : to attribute to a supposed cause or source <Her mistakes can be chalked up to inexperience.