take the credit

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of take the credit

: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.

Word by Word Definitions

take play
  1. : to get into one's hands or into one's possession, power, or control: such as

  2. : to seize or capture physically

  3. : to get possession of (fish or game) by killing or capturing

  1. : a distinct or personal point of view, outlook, or assessment

  2. : an act or the action of taking: such as

  3. : the uninterrupted photographing or televising of a scene

credit play
  1. : reliance on the truth or reality of something

  2. : the balance in a person's favor in an account

  3. : an amount or sum placed at a person's disposal by a bank

  1. : to trust in the truth of : believe

  2. : to supply goods on credit to

  3. : to bring credit or honor upon


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