give due

give somebody their due

to recognize something good about someone This wonderful musician was finally given his due when he was honored at this year's jazz festival.
Usage notes: sometimes used in the form give something its due: It took more than 200 years to give the book its due, but it's now regarded as a classic.
See also: due, give

give somebody their due

  also give the devil his due
something that you say when you want to describe someone's good qualities after they have done something wrong or after you have criticized them She might be bad at writing letters but I'll give her her due, she always phones me at the end of the month. Geoff usually forgets my birthday, but give the devil his due, he always buys me a lovely Christmas present.
See also: due, give
References in classic literature ?
His first measure was to read the warrant aloud, taking care to give due emphasis to the most material parts, and concluding with the name of the Judge in very audible and distinct tones.
This is an affair in which you ought to act honestly with both sides, and give due warning, to avoid compromising others.
The Council's Secretary General, Aboud Jaber has called on the Walis (governors) of the states to give due concern to the realization of social peace between the components of the local communities to prevail peace in all the parts of the country .
47 per cent of the accidents in Abu Dhabi took place due to motorists failing to give due consideration to other motorists.
Yes it is a fact that farmers are not getting due prices of cotton this year because of lower prices in the international market, but the government has adopted measures to give due price of cotton to the farmers," sources at the Ministry said here on Tuesday.
The report said that the financial industry needs to give due consideration to the possibility of Scottish independence.
He said the government would give due importance to feedback from stakeholders before finalizing the policies.
20 ( ANI ): Asserting that India appreciates United Kingdom's desire for a new special relationship with New Delhi and fully reciprocates this, President Pranab Mukherjee has said both countries should give due priority to co-operation in combating terrorism.
RAWALPINDI -- Traders hoped that the new Prime Minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf would resolve the energy crisis and give due attention to the law and order situation.
I hope that the council will give due consideration to this, if and when the new revamp takes place, and not move the same people back in, otherwise things will be back to square one in no time at all.
I do hope that the new Post will give due weight to Birmingham's many other cultural legacies which I believe are often disregarded by council leaders keen topush ever "forward".
We need to be sure we are involving them and we give due consideration to the facilities and services they ask for.
We need to respect and give due dignity to women in all fields.
The Federation is therefore calling on the Government and other politicians to give due consideration to such a large voice in policy making, weighing it against the demands of smaller interest groups.
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