have to hand it to you

have to hand it to you
must admit that you can do it, give you credit (See give her credit
  

I have to hand it to you. You did every problem correctly.


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  • you have to hand it to someone — spoken phrase used for saying that you admire someone for something that they have done Thesaurus: ways of praising someone or somethingsynonym Main entry: hand …   Useful english dictionary

  • You have to hand it to (someone) — I/You have to hand it to (someone) something that you say which means that you admire someone s achievement or you admire a quality in someone, even if you do not admire everything about that person. I don t especially like the man, but you ve… …   New idioms dictionary

  • have to hand it to someone — informal used to acknowledge the merit or achievement of someone I ve got to hand it to you you ve got the magic touch …   Useful english dictionary

  • have (your) hand in the till — have (your) fingers/hand in the till to steal money from the place where you work, usually from a shop. He had his fingers in the till, that s why he lost his job …   New idioms dictionary

  • To have a hand in — Hand Hand (h[a^]nd), n. [AS. hand, hond; akin to D., G., & Sw. hand, OHG. hant, Dan. haand, Icel. h[ o]nd, Goth. handus, and perh. to Goth. hin[thorn]an to seize (in comp.). Cf. {Hunt}.] 1. That part of the fore limb below the forearm or wrist in …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To have in hand — Hand Hand (h[a^]nd), n. [AS. hand, hond; akin to D., G., & Sw. hand, OHG. hant, Dan. haand, Icel. h[ o]nd, Goth. handus, and perh. to Goth. hin[thorn]an to seize (in comp.). Cf. {Hunt}.] 1. That part of the fore limb below the forearm or wrist in …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • you have to hand it to someone — spoken used for saying that you admire someone for something that they have done …   English dictionary

  • I have to hand it to (someone) — I/You have to hand it to (someone) something that you say which means that you admire someone s achievement or you admire a quality in someone, even if you do not admire everything about that person. I don t especially like the man, but you ve… …   New idioms dictionary

  • hand it to someone — tv. to acknowledge someone’s excellence (at something). □ Well, I have to hand it to you. That was great! □ He had to hand it to her for her excellent performance …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • Hand — (h[a^]nd), n. [AS. hand, hond; akin to D., G., & Sw. hand, OHG. hant, Dan. haand, Icel. h[ o]nd, Goth. handus, and perh. to Goth. hin[thorn]an to seize (in comp.). Cf. {Hunt}.] 1. That part of the fore limb below the forearm or wrist in man and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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