give credit where credit is due

give credit where credit is due

To acknowledge someone's work or contribution to something. Come on, give credit where credit is due! I came up with that idea, and you know it! We may not get along very well with Mitch, but we have to give credit where credit is due—he worked hard on that project.
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Give credit where credit is due.

Prov. Acknowledge someone's contribution or ability. Jill: Jane, that was a wonderful meal. Jane: I must give credit where credit is due; Alan helped with all of the cooking. Ellen: Roger is pompous, petty, and immature. I think he's completely worthless. Jane: Now, Ellen, give credit where credit is due; he's also extremely smart.
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Unlike J Watson and Mrs White, I give credit where credit is due and lambast when it isn't.
'04), I want to give credit where credit is due. Though I am indeed the co-founder of the Bloomsburg, Pa.-based Noh Training Project, NTP is under the artistic direction of Richard Emmert of Tokyo, Japan.