reflect credit upon (someone, something, or oneself)

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reflect credit upon (someone, something, or oneself)

To demonstrate that someone, something, or oneself is worthy or deserving of credit. The achievements of your pupils on their exams reflects credit upon your abilities as a teacher. I must say that the exemplary manners and good behavior of these children reflects credit upon their parents. Between her impressive résumé and the way she handled herself during her interview, I have to say that she reflected a lot of credit upon herself.
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"Well, it reflects credit upon you that you should think so.
Additionally, their increased performance reflects credit upon their organization and their supervisor.