give (one) (one's) dues

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give (one) (one's) dues

1. To give someone the appropriate payment for services or work that they have done. After intense negotiations, the local government will finally be giving rural farmers their dues.
2. To give someone that which they deserve, which can be a reward or retribution, depending on the situation. Don't worry about those stool pigeons, we'll be sure to give them their dues. After all her hard work, I really hope the company finally gives Mary her dues.
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give someone his or her due

see under give credit, def. 2.
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give somebody their ˈdue

give somebody the praise that they deserve: Helen may not be bright, but to give her her due, her work is always very accurate.
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His first measure was to read the warrant aloud, taking care to give due emphasis to the most material parts, and concluding with the name of the Judge in very audible and distinct tones.
Much thou hast yet to see, but I perceave Thy mortal sight to faile; objects divine Must needs impaire and wearie human sense: Henceforth what is to com I will relate, Thou therefore give due audience, and attend.
This is an affair in which you ought to act honestly with both sides, and give due warning, to avoid compromising others.
Then your charitable speeches may find vent; then you may remember and pity the toil and the struggle and the failure; then you may give due honour to the work achieved; then you may find extenuation for errors, and may consent to bury them.
Mohd Amar said: 'The Sultan is akin to our mother and father, thus we must give due respect like we give due respect to the Prime Minister.
He said tourists' spots in Lower and Upper Dir had been bestowed with tremendous beauty and asked the government to give due attention to the roads leading to these spots.
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Rene Relampagos, aims to correct geographical misrepresentation, avoid confusion among the public, as well as give due recognition to the municipality of Dauis.
We are not idol worshippers, but we are using the celebration of the festivals to acknowledge and give due honour to all our deities that have contributed immensely to human existence.
She urged the authorities concerned to give due consideration to the transgender's concern to ensure equality and justice in our society.
'Failure to give due attention and to give due solution to these concerns would only give reason for them to fan out more violence in Mindanao,' he explained.
47 per cent of the accidents in Abu Dhabi took place due to motorists failing to give due consideration to other motorists.