deserve credit for (someone or something)(redirected from deserves credit for it)
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.
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.