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tally on

obsolete In sailing, to take hold of and pull on a rope. Usually issued as an order. Tally on, men! Hold fast the main braces!
See also: on, tally

tally up

To calculate the sum of something. A noun or pronoun can be used between "tally" and "up." After we tally up all relevant fees and taxes, your final bill comes to $475.50. We'll have to wait until they tally every vote up before we'll know the winner.
See also: tally, up

tally with (something)

To match, agree with, or correspond to something else. Your numbers for last month's profit and loss report don't tally with the figures I'm getting. Her account of the events doesn't tally with the phone company's record of his cell phone usage on that night.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

tally something up

to add something up. Please tally everything up and tell me the total. Let's tally up everything and ask for donations.
See also: tally, up

tally with something

1. Lit. [for one set of figures] to match another set of figures. Your figures don't tally with mine. Let's add them up again. The total Sam got didn't tally with what the tax agent had come up with.
2. Fig. [for one thing] to agree or correlate with another. What you just said doesn't tally with what you told me before. His story doesn't tally with what I already know.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

tally up

To calculate something, especially by addition: The waiter tallied up our bill at the end of the meal. The election officials tallied the votes up and announced the winner.
See also: tally, up
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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Grande River Vineyards will operate a tasting room and retail sales counter in the hotel's gift shop, Jean Tally said.
Jean Tally characterizes the inn as a "wine retreat" that offers guests the opportunity to participate in a variety of agritourism activities.
"We are very aware of the history of Palisade and respectful of it," Greg Tally said.
"The shampoo sink has been a big selling point with our brides," Greg Tally said.
After several months, Tally began to miss her ballet life.
The next summer Tally returned to SAB's summer school and soon decided she wanted to study there year-round.
"Almost right away they said they were interested and asked me to join BB II," says Tally, but since she was barely 15, her parents weren't sure she should.
Tally had been thinking about leaving home to study for some time.
Looking back, Tally says it's probably better she didn't get into SAB.
Tally's ability to adapt served her well at Boston Ballet, where she danced diverse roles.
"Dancing is great," says Tally, but she's found that she can't let it consume her.