hand it to (someone)(redirected from hand it to one)
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 it to
Give credit to, congratulate, as in You've got to hand it to her; she knows what she's doing. [c. 1900]
hand it to someone
tv. to acknowledge someone’s excellence (at something). Well, I have to hand it to you. That was great!
hand it toInformal
To give credit to: You've got to hand it to her; she knows what she's doing.