(To give) a credit where credit is due

Meaning: an expression that means that you should praise someone who deserves it, although you might dislike some things about them, to acknowledge someone's contribution or ability

Example: I don't especially like the woman but, credit where credit's due, she's very efficient. Jill: Jane, that was a wonderful meal. Jane: I must give credit where credit is due; Alan helped with all of the cooking.

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