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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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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County boss Paul Ince was full of praise for his players afterwards and insisted they deserve credit for their enterprising performance.
Although naive Nathan caused embarrassment, the teenager and the club deserve credit for the way they have since dealt with the incident.
Keith Bowman, of Hargreaves Lansdown, said: "All in all, Debenhams is clearly turning a page on the over-indebted business model which private equity firms had saddled it with, whilst management deserve credit for the path they have steered since the onset of the credit crisis."
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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