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full marks

1. Literally, the highest possible score or mark that one can achieve on a given exam, test, assignment, or course of study. All her hard work paid off when she received full marks on her final exam.
2. By extension, full and proper credit or praise for someone's action, remark, or achievement. Typically followed by the prepositions "to" or "for." Primarily heard in UK. Full marks to Joanna for her outstanding work on the merger. Though they lost, you've got to give the team full marks for their tremendous effort.
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full marks

used to indicate that you think someone is worthy of much praise.
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full ˈmarks (to somebody for doing something)

(British English) used for praising somebody for being or doing something: Full marks to Hannah for being so helpful this morning.Full marks, Dominic. You sang that very well.
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Samantha Gessey and Rob Hyland get full marks for doing as well as they do with a script that offers them very little.
Sutherland said: "You have to give people full marks for initiative in taking up station so many hours ahead of opening.
We have been awarded Five Stars by Secure Computing for overall performance and Full marks by Solace Consultants (May 1997 - May 1998) in their monthly analysis of Year 2000 Hardware Analysis Tools and Solutions.
FULL marks to this group for making a start on reviving the largely abandoned art of slapstick.
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FULL marks to the Phil for holding onto one of the greatest talents this city has seen in many years - Vasily Petrenko.
Paul Mulrennan Sporting Gesture, York Having the nous to turn a potential disadvantage into a likely advantage is the mark of an intelligent ride, and Paul Mulrennan earned full marks in this mile-and-a-half contest.
Full marks to Lakeland but we suspect that few will receive such service.
The 9-5 provides balanced protection for the driver and passenger in the frontal impact and side impact gaining full marks for its performance in the side-impact test.
Gladys Abouchaar, 50, from Warrington, was the first person ever to be awarded full marks in her Alevel French exam and recorded one of the best results in Spanish.
Full marks also to Scottish Racing and the BHB for a quick switch-in-time and a big crowd is certain for the seven-race card.
FULL marks to Harriet Tatton, the winsome Vegetable Fairy with the beguiling West Country accent.
Meanwhile, full marks to Wigan Press officer Matt McCann.
FULL Marks to Neutrogena for trying to make dandruff treatment fun.
Full marks for offering a few Cheltenham ante-post lists this week.