You have to hand it to (someone)

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 got to hand it to him, he's brave.


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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 — 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 — hand1 [ hænd ] noun *** ▸ 1 body part at end of arm ▸ 2 help ▸ 3 clapping ▸ 4 part of clock ▸ 5 set of cards you hold ▸ 6 advantages in situation ▸ 7 someone working on farm/ship ▸ 8 handwriting ▸ 9 unit of height of horses ▸ + PHRASES 1. ) count …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • hand */*/*/ — I UK [hænd] / US noun Word forms hand : singular hand plural hands 1) [countable] the part of your body at the end of each arm that you use for picking up and holding things Mrs Bennet put her hands over her ears to shut out the noise. have/hold… …   English dictionary

  • hand — hand1 W1S1 [hænd] n ↑finger, ↑fingernail, ↑thumb ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(part of body)¦ 2¦(help)¦ 3¦(control)¦ 4 get out of hand 5 on the other hand 6 hands off 7 in hand …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • hand — I [[t]hæ̱nd[/t]] NOUN USES AND PHRASES ♦ hands (Please look at category 56 to see if the expression you are looking for is shown under another headword.) 1) N COUNT Your hands are the parts of your body at the end of your arms. Each hand has four …   English dictionary

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