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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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The father of five, former head of the privately run Brookside School, in Shropshire, denied all counts against him.
Thirty-five counts against the company were withdrawn.
But while it's off, all streaming video viewed over a mobile connection counts against T-Mobile's data limit.
It's clearly not Neville's Welshness which counts against him.
You do realize that giving it back counts against the cap," Nelson told Seliger.
Paul Thomas, 23, was set to stand trial on sex charges at Teesside Crown Court yesterday, but pleaded guilty to the nine counts against him.
The trio are the most senior surviving members of the RUF and had pleaded not guilty to the 18 counts against them.
4 : a baseball pitch that is not hit fair or that passes through a certain area over home plate (strike zone ) without being hit and that counts against the batter
The man, who worked at Chicago O'Hare International Airport, pleaded guilty to nine counts against him relating to smuggling and illegal export, according to the US Department of Justice.
This family seems well cared for so maybe that counts against them as well.
Lugo's attorney, county public defender Todd Montrose, argued in court that all counts against Lugo should be dismissed since their was insufficient evidence to prove intent.
Jackson, who faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted of all 10 counts against him, awaits his destiny at his Neverland ranch, 40 miles from the courtroom
Hemant Lakhani, aged 69, of north London, was found guilty of all five counts against him, which also included illegal weapons brokering, importing merchandise into the US using false statements, and two counts of money laundering.
The jury in the case of Jonathan Evans, 33, was yesterday discharged after failing to reach verdicts on five counts against him.
While on the surface this category makes sense because marginal fields are much more costly to operate, the result was the production of much more costly oil which counts against OPEC quotas, displacing oil production that might be more profitable.