Beat Him By A Long Chalk
Beat Him By A Long Chalk : Phrases
A good win over an opponent.
Jethro won the 3rd grade high-jump event by a long chalk - his tenth year in a row!
This phrase comes from the days before lead pencils were common. In schools, merit marks were made with chalk; the longer the mark, the more meritorious the receiver.
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