not by a long chalk

not by a long chalk

Not at all; not by great or any means. Primarily heard in UK. I'm not beaten yet, not by a long chalk!
See also: by, chalk, long, not
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not by a ˈlong chalk

(British English) (also not by a ˈlong shot American English, British English ) (informal) not nearly; not at all: ‘Do you think she’s ready to take this exam?’ ‘No, not by a long chalk.’This election isn’t over yet, not by a long shot.
See also: by, chalk, long, not
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