on its merits
Also, on one's merits or according to one's merits. With regard only to the intrinsic quality of something or someone. For example, Who supports it doesn't matter; we have to consider the idea solely on its merits, or The agency doesn't care about her references but wants to hire candidates according to their merits. [Late 1800s]
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Just the hard-on before you shoot unarmed members of the public.'Babylon' Review: The Dumb Lives of Trigger-Happy Cops|Melissa Leon|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Three on-the-record stories from a family: a mother and her daughters who came from Phoenix.I Tried to Warn You About Sleazy Billionaire Jeffrey Epstein in 2003|Vicky Ward|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
You just travel light with carry-on luggage, go to cities that you love, and get to hang out with all your friends.
It was a brick wall that we turned into the on-ramp of a highway.
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He must trust to his human merits, and not miracles, for his Sonship is of no value in this conflict.
Monotheism is strictly inconsistent with the supremacy of “merits” which is the very soul of Oriental religion.
I drew back from the rim of Writing-On-the-Stone, that set of whispered phrases echoing in my ears.Raw Gold|Bertrand W. Sinclair
It was wise in him to do so, and thus to draw men's thoughts from Planner's faults to his own unquestioned merits.
It still, I am glad to hear, runs an honorable and profitable course, which its merits well deserve.