hand it to someone

hand it to (someone)

To give credit or recognition to someone for something they have done. I've got to hand it to you, the company has really turned a corner since you started managing the accounts. Still, you have to hand it to Jenny—she sure knows how to throw a party.
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hand it to someone

tv. to acknowledge someone’s excellence (at something). Well, I have to hand it to you. That was great!
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