chalk and talk

chalk and talk

teaching by traditional methods focusing on the blackboard and presentation by the teacher as opposed to more informal or interactive methods – British

as different as chalk and cheese

fundamentally different or incompatible – British

The opposition of chalk and cheese hinges on their being totally different in all qualities other than their rather similar appearance.

by a long chalk

by far – British

This expression is based on the old custom of marking up points scored in a game with chalk on a blackboard, as is its opposite not by a long chalk meaning by no means….not at all.

walk the chalk

have your sobriety tested.

A traditional method of ascertaining whether someone is sober or not is to see whether they can walk along a line chalked on the ground without wobbling.

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