||quit, be unable to cope, fold
||One more crisis and I'll cave in. I'm very weary.
||awkward hands, butter fingers
||Joey can't type; he's got cement hands.
||a letter that is copied and sent to other people
||This letter says I will have bad luck if I break the chain.
|chain of command
||order of those in power, line of authority
||If you are a lieutenant, the chain of command goes up and down.
||one event causing a sequence of events
||Abe sold his shares, causing a chain reaction in the market.
||a person who smokes one cigarette after another, smokes like a furnace
||"Do all chain smokers die of emphysema?" "No, but most of them do."
|chairman of the boards (hockey)
||a player who controls play along the boards
||In the 1970s Doug was chairman of the boards for the Hawks.
|chalk it up to
||conclude that it is..., attribute it to...
||You tried and you failed. Chalk it up to experience. Learn from it.
|chalk one up for you
||you have earned a point, you won that point/game
||Good shot! I'll chalk one up for you.
||it is quite possible, it may be
||Chances are they're lost, and that's why they're late.