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Get credit for

Receive acknowledgment or praise for some accomplishment, as in Bill got all the credit for attracting a big audience. Similarly, give credit for means “acknowledge” or “praise,” as in We should give the pianist credit for her work in the program. [ Mid-1700s ]


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