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take credit (for something)

To receive recognition, praise, or approval for something, whether or not it is deserved. I really can't take credit—Harry and Lisa are the one's who really made this a success! She tries to get by doing as little as possible, then tries to take credit for other people's work.
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take credit for something

to allow people to believe that one has done something praiseworthy, whether or not one has actually done it. I can't take credit for the entire success. Toby helped a lot. Mary took credit for everything that Dave did.
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He immediately began to spend all the money he had in buying the oddest little ornaments and luxuries for this lodging; and so often as Ada and I dissuaded him from making any purchase that he had in contemplation which was particularly unnecessary and expensive, he took credit for what it would have cost and made out that to spend anything less on something else was to save the difference.
Washington [US], July 15 (ANI): US President Donald Trump on Monday took credit for slowing down the Chinese economy, claiming that thousands of companies are leaving tariffed Beijing.
The minister took credit for improvement in the electricity transmission system.
Al-Qaeda and the Islamic State radical group took credit for some of them.
In the previous episode, Franco took credit for the recent murders in town and boasted about fooling others.
She took credit for the initiative of establishing the main drain to avoid flooding in the hostels.
At the same time, you might be concerned about pointing out to someone that they took credit for an idea of yours.
Boko Haram, an Islamist militant group, took credit for the kidnapping.
For example, Ziyad took credit for PIJ's indiscriminate missile attacks into Israel in 2011, 2009 and 2008, the announcement said.
The past Labour government took credit for many projects off the national balance sheet.
In violation of a two-year ceasefire that had mostly been enforced, Hamas launched (and took credit for) dozens of mortars from Gaza into southern Israel Saturday morning, injuring two civilians.
Republican Mrs Palin was referring to Mr Obama's association with 60s radical William Ayers, founder of a group that took credit for bombings at the Pentagon and in Washington during the Vietnam war.
A survey of 1,000 workers also found complaints that managers were holding back their careers, took credit for their work - and had BO.
Al-Qaeda in Yemen took credit for the suicide bombing in an emailed statement that included a purported photo of the suicide attacker, identified as Ahmed Bin Said Omar Al-Masjari, also known as Abu Dajjana Al-Hadrami, according to a CNN report.