hand it to
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hand it to (someone)
To give credit or recognition to someone for something they have done. I've got to hand it to you, the company has really turned a corner since you started managing the accounts. Still, you have to hand it to Jenny—she sure knows how to throw a party.
hand to (one)
To pass or give someone something directly. A noun or pronoun can be used between "hand" and "to." I took a cupcake and then handed the plate to my mom. Hand this to Ed, will you? You'll see him before I do.
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hand it to
Give credit to, congratulate, as in You've got to hand it to her; she knows what she's doing. [c. 1900]
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
hand it toInformal
To give credit to: You've got to hand it to her; she knows what she's doing.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.