notch up

INFORMAL

Meaning: to achieve something like a win or a record

Synonym: clock up

For example:

  • notch up sth Rafael Nadal notched up another win this week, so he's now won six matches in a row.

  • notch sth up Richard takes great pleasure in putting together big financial deals, and he's just notched another one up.

Nouns often used as objects with notch up: win, record, victory, success, triumph, title

Quick Quiz:

The sales staff have notched up a record number of sales this month. Their boss is

a. very upset

b. very pleased

c. very worried

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Contributor: Matt Errey