Phrase of the Day (not by a long chalk)-08NOV20

Phrase of the Day (not by a long chalk)-08NOV20

Today’s “Phrase of the Day” is “not by a long chalk” and it is a phrase meaning “by no means, not at all, in no way, certainly not, absolutely not, definitely not”.

Example Sentence: The US election outcome was not as clear cut as many on the left had wished. Joe Biden, Trump’s successful challenger, and the Democratic party performed less well than expected. The bigger arguments – ideological, electoral, legal, racial, moral – are not over, not by a long chalk. But after days of counting, this pivotal battle is over.

This phrase is present in The Guardian article The Observer view on the US presidential election and click here to read it.

Courtesy: The Guardian

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