On its merits



Also, on one’s merits or according to one’s merits. With regard only to the intrinsic quality of something or someone. For example, Who supports it doesn’t matter; we have to consider the idea solely on its merits, or The agency doesn’t care about her references but wants to hire candidates according to their merits. [ Late 1800s ]

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