have to hand it to someone

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. 2012.

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  • have to hand it to someone — ► have to hand it to someone informal used to acknowledge the merit or achievement of someone. Main Entry: ↑hand …   English terms dictionary

  • have to hand it to someone — informal have to acknowledge someone s merit or achievement. → hand …   English new terms dictionary

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 (got) to hand it to (someone) — to recognize that someone deserves respect for what they did. You have to hand it to her she turned that company around and made it profitable …   New idioms dictionary

  • hand something to someone on a plate — informal phrase to make it easy for someone to have or achieve something that they would normally have to work hard to get The match was handed to them on a plate. Thesaurus: to give someone an unfair advantagesynonym Main entry: plate …   Useful english dictionary

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

  • have on hand — have (someone/something) on hand be on hand to be near and ready if needed. The new store has extra staff on hand to help customers pack their shopping. (often + to do something) …   New idioms dictionary

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