Meaning of “(to give) credit where credit's due” in the English Dictionary

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"(to give) credit where credit's due" in British English

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(to give) credit where credit's due

an expression that means that you should praise someone who deserves it, although you might dislike some things about them:

I don't especially like the woman but, credit where credit's due, she's very efficient.

(Definition of “(to give) credit where credit's due” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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