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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The father of five, former head of the privately run Brookside School, in Shropshire, denied all counts against him.
It's clearly not Neville's Welshness which counts against him.
Sesay, 38, and Kallon, 45, were found guilty of 16 charges and Gbao, 60, was convicted of 14 counts against him.
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.
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.
21 sentencing on 86 of the 87 counts against him, Diamond continued to file appeals.
Southgate believes his failure to play in Europe's elite competition counts against him when it comes to England selection, and his desire looks likely to result in a pounds 6m switch from The Riverside.
The married father -of-six pleaded not guilty to an initial eight counts against him at NorthSefton magistrates on February 7.
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Jackson, 46, faces up to 20 years in jail if convicted of the 10 counts against him, which he denies.
But a district judge ruled that the two counts against him should be stayed.
A Ventura County jury found him guilty of 86 of 87 counts against him after two days of deliberation.
Baker was found guilty on two separate counts against him.