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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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