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 This is one area where Draghi doesn’t deserve full marks. Washington Post, "Mario Draghi Leaves a Toxic ECB Legacy for Bankers," 7 Oct. 2019 However, after a poor performance against Sheffield United and a questionable second half against Chelsea, full marks is out of their reach. SI.com, "Liverpool Premier League Month in Review: September - Best Player, Performance & Overall Rating," 1 Oct. 2019 Egypt will need full marks from their match on Tuesday to have any hope of making it out of their group. SI.com, "Egypt FA Confirms Mohamed Salah Will Be Fit to Play Against Russia," 16 June 2018 But, with all positivity restored, perhaps his daughter will hit the ground running in higher education in order to gain full marks in her exams - just try not to completely follow 'daddy's' example too much, Jackie. SI.com, "Frank de Boer Candidly Trolls Himself on Instagram Following His Sacking From Crystal Palace," 19 Sep. 2017 So full marks for Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, who is reversing years of federal neglect to prevent more fires. The Editorial Board, WSJ, "Trump’s Western Firefighters," 18 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of full marks

1852, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Full marks.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/full%20marks. Accessed 13 December 2019.

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English Language Learners Definition of full marks

: praise given for an achievement
: the highest score that you can get on a test

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