on its merits(redirected from according to one's merits)
on its (own) merits
based on considering which person or thing has the best qualities Judge the product on its own merits and not on any advertising claims.
on its merits
Also, on one's merits or according to one's merits . With regard only to the intrinsic quality of something or someone. For example, Who supports it doesn't matter; we have to consider the idea solely on its merits, or The agency doesn't care about her references but wants to hire candidates according to their merits . [Late 1800s]