deserve credit for

deserve credit for (someone or something)

To warrant recognition for something that one has done. Howie is the one who deserves credit for how successful our presentation was—he stayed late every day this week to work on it.
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deserve credit for something

[for someone] to be owed recognition for doing something. He certainly deserves credit for the work he did on the project.
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But Gordon Brown and Alistair Darling deserve credit for acting decisively.
NURSES deserve credit for their dedication to their profession, as they often have to work under deplorable conditions.
BOTH Ramside Hall and Soccarama deserve credit for the excellence of their Ryder Cup birthday parties for youngsters.
Gerry Murphy and the Academy staff deserve credit for bringing them through, the board deserve credit for backing the youth policy and Peter Jackson deserves enormous credit for giving the club's youngsters their chance at first-team level.
But I have seen some of the best artists in the country at this year's event and I think the organisers deserve credit for bringing them here
It has created work and possibilities It was high risk and those involved deserve credit for taking chances and, so far, looking smart.
reason and Cathy Young deserve credit for opening a dialogue, but they would be doing a greater service through a more extensive investigation into this hijacking of the justice system.
Regardless, Langan and his colleagues at the Catholic Civil Rights League deserve credit for forthrightly countering the brazen political attacks in this nasty election campaign upon the sanctity of human life and other transcendent truths of the Christian faith.
The leaders of the ABA, AICPA, the National Association of Enrolled Agents, and the American Tax Policy Institute all deserve credit for working together (along with a team from TEI) in putting this conference together.
Anderson does deserve credit for pointing out the basic inhumanity of those policies, and through anecdotes he tries to combat the dehumanizing of criminals that allows the present treatment.
Marin's collaborators deserve credit for the whimsical mix of fantasy and reality.
Still, a growing number of companies deserve credit for their candor, including many not known for their clean, green image.
I believe that the Administration and the Congress deserve credit for their willingness to confront this-complex and difficult legislative task.
On the other hand, Legume's dishes deserve credit for being low in saturated fat, remarkably low in sodium (410 mg or less), high in vitamins A and C, and for including pasta that's partially whole grain.