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full/top marks for effort/trying/persistence etc

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishfull/top marks for effort/trying/persistence etcfull/top marks for effort/trying/persistence etcBritish English spokenPRAISE used to praise someone for trying hard to do something, even though they did not succeed I have to give you top marks for determination. mark
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give ... top marksWe also gave it top marks for looks.You had to give Anthony top marks for persistence, she thought to herself.I have to give you top marks for determination.
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