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 ?
If your champion slay me, let him strip me of my armour and take it to your ships, but let him send my body home that the Trojans and their wives may give me my dues of fire when I am dead.