full marks

plural noun

Definition of full marks

1 chiefly British : the highest possible grade on an exam or in a course She got full marks for the coursework …Lancashire Telegraph
2 chiefly British : due credit or commendation Regarding the question of aircraft nomenclature, my pet peeve is commercial airline aircraft. I give the Europeans full marks in this department: Comets, Caravelles and Concordes are above reproach.— John Ryan

Examples of full marks in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web High school students in India will receive full marks for a national exam question that has been dropped after it was criticized as misogynistic. NBC News, 20 Dec. 2021 Honda gets full marks for gauge clarity and climate control ease of use, but for some reason the automaker continues to balk at providing a tuning dial for its audio system. Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press, 30 Nov. 2021 Yet a good hand cream keeps the worst of it at bay, and according to one commenter, Beekman's wins full marks for the task, even with constant hand-washing. Rachel Nussbaum, PEOPLE.com, 1 Nov. 2021 The body lotion wins over 11,000 five-star ratings from Amazon reviewers, with over 1,000 of them opting to leave a glowing review alongside their full marks. Rachel Nussbaum, PEOPLE.com, 18 Aug. 2021 The Orioles should get full marks for investing in building back up all those deficient areas over the past few years. Jon Meoli, baltimoresun.com, 16 Aug. 2021 Overseas signing Mike James — and full marks to Sean Marks, JR Holden, Tony Durant and others on this move — took full advantage of his opportunity and played with his usual fire and fearlessness, adding 12 points and seven rebounds. Mike Mazzeo, Forbes, 6 June 2021 While its cost of accommodation scored particularly highly, costing an average of $354/month, Mexico earned full marks for providing a free remote work visa, along with Greece, Mauritius, Aruba and Georgia. Tim Lai, Forbes, 26 May 2021 But the lack of progress on 64-bit X86 compatibility has been one reason why laptops running on top of Qualcomm Snapdragon ARM chips like the Lenovo Flex 5G and Microsoft Surface Pro X haven’t received full marks. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, 30 Sep. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of full marks

1852, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of full marks was in 1852

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“Full marks.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/full%20marks. Accessed 2 Jul. 2022.

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