Beat Him By A Long Chalk




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Beat Him By A Long Chalk : Phrases



Meaning:

A good win over an opponent.


Example:

Jethro won the 3rd grade high-jump event
by a long chalk - his tenth year in a row!


Origin:

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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