hand it to (someone)

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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.
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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]
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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 to someone

tv. to acknowledge someone’s excellence (at something). Well, I have to hand it to you. That was great!
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hand it to

Informal
To give credit to: You've got to hand it to her; she knows what she's doing.
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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.
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