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full marks

1. Literally, the highest possible score or mark that one can achieve on a given exam, test, assignment, or course of study. All her hard work paid off when she received full marks on her final exam.
2. By extension, full and proper credit or praise for someone's action, remark, or achievement. Typically followed by the prepositions "to" or "for." Primarily heard in UK. Full marks to Joanna for her outstanding work on the merger. Though they lost, you've got to give the team full marks for their tremendous effort.
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full marks

used to indicate that you think someone is worthy of much praise.
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full ˈmarks (to somebody for doing something)

(British English) used for praising somebody for being or doing something: Full marks to Hannah for being so helpful this morning.Full marks, Dominic. You sang that very well.
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Full marks, too, to the English and Scottish FAs for defying the ridiculous threat from FIFA to take disciplinary action if any teams wore poppies on their kit.
their their Full marks to the English and Scottish FAs for defying the ridiculous threat from FIFA to take action if any teams wore poppies.
We are used to a good record and it would be good for the reputation of Cyprus to get another full marks," he said.
Last year, the exam board awarded more than one million qualifications and of those, 42 pupils managed to get full marks in subjects including maths, music and English literature.
The Minister pointed out that the number of students who got the full marks (310) reached 38 from different provinces, while those who obtained 309 marks are 47.
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FULL marks to Glen Watson, director general of the Office for National Statistics, for neatly demolishing some racial stereotyping.
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Violations included granting absent female students marks they did not deserve, granting students full marks for homework they did not do and depriving students marks they deserved without any
Full marks to the first MSP who comes up with a service that gives counseling sessions to deal with life's financial woes while showing Velvet Goldmine on a repetitive loop.
Paul Hembery, Pirelli's motorsport director said, "We've passed our first test with full marks.
London, October 11, 2010 (Frontier Star): The former Pakistani President, Parvez Musharraf, has said that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh deserves full marks for his sincerity in resolving the Kashmir issue and wanting peace with Pakistan, but is held back from making a bold move for fear of domestic political backlash.
Full marks to Peel for coming up with something so original and forward-looking but it is never going to be built is it?
5 Eurovision countries that deserve top marks 1 SPAIN: They haven't won Eurovision since 1969, but Spain, above, still gets "douze points" from British travellers 2 NORWAY: The country is seen as expensive but the beauty of its fjords, mountains and lakes is a price worth paying 3 GREECE: It may have only won the contest once, but deserves full marks for idyllic islands and great weather 4 IRELAND: The champion winners have a winning blend of hospitality, greenery and history 5 LUXEMBOURG: The little duchy has won five times and gets top marks for architecture, fine wine and haute cuisine Information supplied by skyscanner.