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get credit for (something)

To receive praise, admiration, or acknowledgement for some task, achievement, or accomplishment. Often (but not always) used when someone is praised for something they did not actually do. Even though Jenny did all the hard work on the project, Mary was the one who got credit for it. It's good to see Professor Wilson getting credit for her findings.
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get credit for

Receive acknowledgment or praise for some accomplishment, as in Bill got all the credit for attracting a big audience. Similarly, give credit for means "acknowledge" or "praise," as in We should give the pianist credit for her work in the program. [Mid-1700s]
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Greg Abbott this month will require the state's colleges and universities to give credit for scores of three or higher on many AP tests, which are graded on a five-point scale.
However, at its appeal at Stafford Crown Court yesterday, the fines were reduced and Judge Nicolas Mitchell said: 'The justices at Cannock imposed the maximum fine of pounds 5,000 on each charge and failed to give credit for pleas of guilty.
For students who wish to receive college credit for the course, many community colleges give credit for the workshop.