not by a long chalk

Definition of not by a long chalk


  1. :  not at all Our work isn't done yet, not by a long chalk.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  extending for a considerable distance

    :  having greater length than usual

    :  having greater height than usual :  tall

  1. :  for or during a long time

    :  at or to a long distance :  far

    :  for the duration of a specified period

  1. :  a long period of time

    :  a long syllable

    :  one taking a long position especially in a security or commodity market

  1. :  to feel a strong desire or craving especially for something not likely to be attained

  1. :  to be suitable or fitting

  1. :  a soft white, gray, or buff limestone composed chiefly of the shells of foraminifers

    :  a prepared form of chalk or a material resembling chalk especially when used (as for writing on blackboards) as a crayon

    :  a mark made with chalk

  1. :  to write or draw with chalk

    :  to rub or mark with chalk

    :  to delineate roughly :  sketch

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to cast off or become cast off

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