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a credit to (someone or something)

A person or thing that reflects very well on someone or something. You children are so well behaved. They're a real credit to your parenting. Sarah is a credit to this company. We must do everything we can to keep her on board. You should all be proud. The work you've done here today will stand as a credit to you all.
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credit (something) to (someone or something)

1. To apply a payment to a financial account belonging to someone or something. Now, which account should I credit this payment to?
2. To give someone praise, admiration, or acknowledgement for some task, achievement, or accomplishment. Jenny did all the hard parts of the project, so we need to credit the work to her.
See also: credit, to

on credit

Bought owing some or all of something's cost in the future, either in full or in instalments, instead of paying that money upfront. We desperately needed a new car but our savings were pretty depleted, so we had to buy it on credit. You need to stop buying things on credit, or you're going to be in debt for the rest of your life.
See also: credit, on
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 (for something)
1. praise or recognition for one's role in something. (*Typically: get ~; have ~; give someone ~.) Especially with a lot of ~, much ~.) Mary should get a lot of credit for the team's success. Each of the team captains should get credit.
2. praise or recognition of someone for having a particular quality. (*Typically: get ~; have ~; give someone ~.) We give her a lot of credit for her ability to get people to work out their differences. We will give credit to Sharon for her good humor.
3. credit granted to someone's account for some other financial transaction. (*Typically: get ~; have ~; give someone ~.) I will give you credit for the returned merchandise. We got credit for the check Brian sent us.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The marital and prorated unified credits discussed above may also be used to minimize or eliminate the U.S.
Yet, according to the Franchise Tax Board, only 3,199 companies claimed hiring credits in 2003 (the most recent statistics available), representing less than 10 percent of potential eligible businesses.
Japanese corporations are among the world's largest investors in carbon credits. Strangely, however, there are no plans to require mandatory emission reductions or to create a trading scheme within Japan.
Unlike previous credits, which were available only to corporations, the new credit may also be claimed by partners in partnerships (including members of LLCs treated as partnerships ffor federal income tax purposes), as well as estates and trusts and their beneficiaries.
Investment tax credits, along with an array of other tax incentives, are widely used by States to encourage growth in economically distressed areas, spur investment, increase jobs, and hence, enlarge the tax base.
300 hours of approved continuing education courses and/or activities of which a minimum of 150 hours must be earned in continuing education course credit. Credits accepted for Fellowship are governed by the following policies:
Nursing Homes/Long Term Care Management asked several nationally recognized experts on healthcare financing to comment on the differences between a long-term care policy based on tax deductions, such as the Bush administration proposal, and one based on tax credits. Despite differing perspectives, they were all skeptical about the usefulness of the current legislative proposals for encouraging enrollment in long-term care insurance.
for corporate trading is set forth in Emerging Issues Task Force Abstract 93-11 (EITF 93-11), "Accounting for Barter Transactions Involving Barter Credits" and Accounting Principle Board Opinion No.
South Carolina has no tax credits or incentives at this time.
If, however, an account may be accessed by any EFT other than preauthorized credits to the account, such as preauthorized debits or ATM transactions, the account does not qualify for the exception.
Wolf graduated with a BA from Stanford University in less than four years because she scored high enough on APs to earn college credits. Designed specifically for high school students who wish to earn college credit before enrollment, Advanced Placement examinations in thirteen subject areas are administered by the College Board, the same organization that gives the Scholastic Aptitude Tests that are required for admission to many universities.
Colorado Voters Trounce Tax Credits For Religious Schools
Investments in tax credits that fund low- and middle-income housing can bolster the bottom line and polish a firm's reputation as a good corporate citizen.
But at the same time the "time dollars" - as the credits are called - represent a radical new approach to the way Americans think about social services, about money, even about economics.
To entice DaimlerChrysler to remain in Toledo and construct a new vehicle-assembly plant near its existing facility, the state granted it approximately $280 million in tax abatements and credits. The plaintiffs were a group of individuals who felt they were damaged by this grant.