take the credit

idiom

: to allow people to believe that one did something that deserves praise or special attention
I did all the work, and she took the credit.

Examples of take the credit in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Only 19 models, compared to 43 models in 2023, qualify for a tax credit, due to rules on domestic content to enable drivers to take the credit. Diana Furchtgott-Roth, Forbes, 29 Feb. 2024 Remember how Chandler tracked down an early edition of The Velveteen Rabbit, one of Kathy's favorite books growing up, as a birthday present and then let a clueless Joey take the credit? EW.com, 29 Oct. 2023 Human beings will have to take the credit or the blame. Erico Guizzoevan Ackerman, IEEE Spectrum, 31 May 2016 Gil Hanse: The two of us get to stand up here and shake hands and kiss babies and take the credit for it, but the shapers are the guys. Mark Kazlowski, Dallas News, 10 May 2023 Still, the number of border-crossing attempts has dropped by 40 percent since December, Politico reported, and the administration is eager to take the credit. Justin Klawans, The Week, 10 Mar. 2023 However, shampoos and conditioners could only take the credit for so much of Ross’s signature styles. Nerisha Penrose, ELLE, 9 Jan. 2023 Dimla is shy to take the credit, but the fruits of his efforts are worth praising. Los Angeles Times, 5 Jan. 2023 If Republicans do well on Tuesday night, Trump will take the credit. Stephen Collinson, CNN, 7 Nov. 2022

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“Take the credit.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/take%20the%20credit. Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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