on one's own merits

idiom

: according to one's skills and one's good and bad qualities
The five contestants will be judged on their own merits.

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“On one's own merits.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/on%20one%27s%20own%20merits. Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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