give (someone) (his or her) dues

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give (someone) (his or her) dues

1. To give someone the appropriate payment for services or work that he or she has done. After intense negotiations, the local government will finally be giving rural farmers their dues.
2. To give someone that which he or she deserves, which can be a reward or retribution, depending on the situation. Don't worry about those stool pigeons, we'll be sure to give them their dues. After all her hard work, I really hope the company finally gives Mary her dues.
See also: due, give
References in classic literature ?
He never attempted to sell it--not being in need of money, and not (to give him his due again) making money an object.
Now, if you hate him over here for what he was accused of, you understand, then hate him over there, but over here you have to give him his dues.