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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]
See also: credit, get
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Block B's PO, who was also a guest on the show and is a longtime friend of the rapper, revealed that Mino wrote the group's lyrics, but his former agency didn't give credit for his work and registered someone else's name for royalty payments.
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.
"Sushma very cleverly sought to give credit for the bill to her party by saying that they rejected the original bill, and at the same time, gave credit to Anna Hazare.
A spokesman for the board said: "We give credit for the idea a candidate is expressing.
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.'
The IABC Code of Ethics states, "Professional communicators give credit for unique expressions borrowed from others and identify the sources and purposes of all information disseminated to the public." You should publish in your next column an attribution of the material.
For students who wish to receive college credit for the course, many community colleges give credit for the workshop.
if the decedent's resident country also taxes this same property, the resident country must give credit for the estate tax paid to the country where the property is located.