ball of chalk n.
1. a walk.
|(con. 1910–20s) Hell’s Kitchen 118: Ball of chalk ... walk.|
|Eve. Herald (Dublin) 24 Nov. 6/4: The East End tongue is rich in quaint idioms and rhymed slang. [...] To go ‘for a ball of chalk in the Joan of Arc’ simply means to go for a walk in the park.|
|Night and the City 28: Go to ’ell! Take a ball-o’-chalk!|
|‘Bubbles’ of the Old Kent Road 41: After a pause someone would say, ‘Better take a ball of chalk (walk), chum’.|
|Fowlers End (2001) 58: ‘Oh, for Christ’s sake, take a pen’orth!’ said Copper Baldwin. ‘Take a ball-o’-chalk!’.|
|Lore and Lang. of Schoolchildren (1977) 344: As far away as Newcastle respectable children can be heard saying they are ‘going for a ball of chalk’ when setting out for a walk.|
|Norman’s London 22: Just then a motor comes flyin’ round the bend and knocks ’er for a ball of chalk.|
|(ref. to 1930s) Coronation Cups and Jam Jars 72: Having no kids to play with where we lived [...] I used to take a ball of chalk round to Poysner Street.|
|Fletcher’s Book of Rhy. Sl. 25: I will take a ball of chalk into the town.|
|Bible in Cockney 13: Later on in the evening, they heard God taking a little ball in the garden.|
|www.asstr.org [Internet] We’ll go for a ball and chalk down to the end of the beach and don’t bother putting on your lochinvar again.‘Dead Beard’ at|
2. a talk.