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full marks

plural noun, British.
full credit; due praise.
Origin of full marks
First recorded in 1915-20 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • They all loved me; I gave them all full marks in examinations.

    Rudin Ivan Turgenev
  • Judith is only for a man whose teeth show the full marks, and it's foolish to be afeard of a boy.

    The Deerslayer James Fenimore Cooper
  • full marks were also awarded to the distinguished ex-public servant cruelly assailed in his professional character.

    Lord Randolph Churchill Winston Spencer Churchill
  • Miss Lavish laid her hand pleasantly on Lucy's arm, as if to suggest that she, at all events, would get full marks.

    A Room With A View E. M. Forster
  • When first we tasted it fresh from the keg with salty milk dripping through our fingers, we gave it full marks.

    The Complete Book of Cheese Robert Carlton Brown

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