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.
Courtesy: The Guardian