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.
What might count against him will be his long-term knee problems which have to be managed by his region carefully.
The 29-year-old is still in the frame but his lack of managerial experience could count against him.
Ball wants to find the best team - with the 'old' team being given a chance - and that may count against him.
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.
There are still two wild cards for captain Jose Maria Olazabal to hand out next Monday, but one of those is surely ear-marked for Ian Poulter - and Lynn fears his lack of experience could count against him.
Added responsibility of keeping wicket may count against him. JACQUES KALLIS: The greatest all-rounder of modern times (right, bottom) with more than 12,000 runs and more than 250 wickets.
His relative inexperience would count against him. Brighton's Gus Poyet has also been linked with the role.
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.
Burley did not say whether he would select the Spaniard if he obtained a British passport, but hinted that Novo's lack of first team action with Rangers may count against him. However, unlike SFA president George Peat, he is not opposed to picking players without Scottish blood.
Of course his confidence will be going through the roof at present and let's hope he scores another for Scotland in Georgia tomorrow evening but the fact that Faddy has been involved in such high-profile games might just count against him.
"The fact that 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.
Outsiders include Peter Reid and a shock contender is Kenny Dalglish, though the former Liverpool and Blackburn manager's long exile may count against him.