count against (one)

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count against (one)

1. To view one negatively because of something they have done. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is usually used between "count" and "against." Aunt Jane was pretty cold to me today—I think she still counts my criticism of her driving against me.
2. To be a detriment or liability to one. Her youthful exuberance counted against her when she spoke out of turn at the meeting. Your prior infractions will certainly count against you during your sentencing.
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count something against someone

to regard something in a negative way against someone. I'm afraid we must count this against you as an unexcused absence. Don't count that last strike against the batter.
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count against someone

[for something] to be held against someone; [for something] to weigh against someone. I hope this mistake doesn't count against me. Don't worry, it won't count against you at all.
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count against

Be disadvantageous to, as in His earnings this year will count against his Social Security benefits. This idiom uses count in the sense of "make a reckoning," in this case negative. [Early 1900s]
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count against

v.
1. To be a liability to someone; weigh against someone: The team's inexperience will count against them when they play more difficult opponents.
2. To hold something against someone: The teacher counted my absences against me.
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References in classic literature ?
Though he expected that the story of his escapade would be already known in Moscow and that the ladies about his father- who were never favorably disposed toward him- would have used it to turn the count against him, he nevertheless on the day of his arrival went to his father's part of the house.
ANDY Murray hopes the complexities of the round-robin system do not count against him as he bids for the semi-finals at the ATP World Tour Finals in London tonight.
With Drogba's age and fitness beginning to count against him, Abramovich may be ready to thrust the 19-year-old alongside 50 million pound signing Fernando Torres.
An abrasive character, Allardyce has proved he can knit together a disparate team and big egos and instilled a fighting spirit the Black Cats desperately need - although the fact he managed the Magpies may count against him in the eyes of Sunderland fans.
The fact that he's starting on Friday means we'll have to make first impressions count against him.
The fact he's starting on Friday means we'll have to make first impressions count against him.
However, the ground is going to be on the soft side this evening, which will count against him and, as a result, I've got to favour Baddam to get the better of him in the match.
Both face a charge of attempting to pervert the course of justice, as well as theft and Akram alone has a third count against him, relating the possession of an imitation firearm.
Terry's lack of pace will always count against him at international level and the Hills odds of 2-7 that the Chelsea man starts is a joke.
He sat with his hands clasped in front of his face and, as the prosecutor read each count against him, softly muttered ``guilty.
Since Dougherty did not allege she was in privity of contract with the accountant or that she received notification in writing authorizing her to rely on the accountant's work, the negligence count against him was dismissed.
WAYNE ROONEY is not concerned about the nationality of Sven-Goran Eriksson's successor - but former England skipper Alan Shearer insists Stuart Pearce's inexperience should not count against him.
The only thing that will really count against him is if it's a wet track.
Shaun McRae, his coach at St Helens, who has been appointed Great Britain's technical coach, fears that the scrum-half's lack of rugby this season will count against him.
If they find 31-year-old Frias guilty, the jury would then decide whether his two previous felony convictions count against him, said Los Angeles County Deputy District Attorney Alan Yochelson.