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give credit

1. Also, extend credit. Trust someone to pay at some future time what he or she owes. For example, I haven't enough cash this month, so I hope they'll give me credit. This use of credit dates from the mid-1500s.
2. Acknowledge an accomplishment, as in They really should give her credit for the work she's done. [Late 1700s] The phrase is sometimes amplified to give credit where credit is due, meaning the acknowledgment should be to the person who deserves it. This expression was probably coined by Samuel Adams in a letter (October 29, 1777), which put it: "Give credit to whom credit due." It is sometimes put give someone their due, as in We should really give Nancy her due for trying to sort out this mess.
See also: credit, give
References in classic literature ?
It seems to me that your friends on the other side scarcely seem to give us credit for our exertions.
We hope (my old lady and me) that you'll give us credit for taking the plainest and honestest short-cut that could be taken under the circumstances.
People in the North-east are much more fashion-conscious than the national press give us credit for, which means that we can be much more adventurous with our buying and trial up-and-coming designers.
But give us credit for not using the ubiquitous sad polar bear floating on a piece of ice that seems to be the universal image for climate change or global warming to be exact.
If he's going to steal our idea, he ought to at least give us credit.
So you have to give us credit for that - 25 wins out of 30 shows the conviction of the players' performance.
Behind the scenes I think we are a lot further down the line than some people give us credit for.
Give us credit for what we've done, we've brought a lot of players in this club.
Gordon West is a big success story for us and he very graciously give us credit for helping him get out and about now.
I don't think people give us credit for how much we actually care about it and I think we are starting to realise how special it is.
You have to give us credit for the way we fought out in these conditions," he said.
It's none of my business although I think I should say that Bedworth United are a far better team than some people give us credit for.