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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You can chalk it up to the year-round sunshine, or the tendency here to accessorise to the hilt, but people in Dubai love their sunglasses.
Chalk it up to nostalgia and perhaps a longing for a time when Minneapolis' finest funkster went by a name that people could actually pronounce.
Chalk it up to indecision, societal changes, or kismet, but more than likely it's because many didn't have a plan.
He cannot explain, or rather, refuses to seriously consider the process by which he gets his directing jobs, preferring to chalk it up to the mysteries of the movie-making universe--which he is currently feeling at one with.
After all, lose some bait and you can chalk it up to the charter rate.