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    "chalk something up to" question

    Is the senence 'You can chalk the drinks up to my account.' used these days?

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    Re: "chalk something up to" question

    No, the only uses of "chalk up" I see are almost set phrases, like "chalk that up to inexperience." It's metaphorical, not about tallying actual purchases.

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    Re: "chalk something up to" question

    I've never heard it in BrE.

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    Re: "chalk something up to" question

    "To chalk it up to something" is heard frequently in BrE but not in the context you're trying to use it. Like SoothingDave, I'm most used to hearing it in phrases like "chalk it up to inexperience/experience".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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