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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We weren't helped by a 12-6 penalty count against us.
We obviously had a huge penalty count against us as well, so we just showed a lot of character.
Frankie's going to be on Enable, so that would count against us, but I don't know plans as I haven't spoken to Mr Gosden.
There was also a pretty high penalty count against us.
JOHNSON added: "When they scored just before half-time, similar to Ireland, and with a 10-2 penalty count against us I wasn't sure how to face them in the changing room.
We fought a 7-1 penalty count against us at the 35-minute mark, yet we led at half-time.
They are the only side who have made that extra midfield player count against us.
The administration is going to count against us," admitted Wakefield chief executive James Elston.
I was sure our age would count against us for getting a mortgage but the five per cent Barratt paid helped a lot with the bank.
The thing that could count against us is that Durham have been awarded an Ashes Test and the board may look to spread the games out more geographically.
Williams said: : "We had an 8-0 penalty count against us by half-time.
Leeds boss Brian McClennan said: "We felt alright at halftime, even though there was a 6-1 penalty count against us.
Geography may count against us but if it happens I can foresee an escalation of hockey activity," said Featherstone.