give somebody credit for something - meaning? “Dr. Watson, Mr. Sherlock Holmes,” said Stamford, introducing us. “How are you?” he said cordially, gripping my hand with a strength _for which I should hardly have given him credit_. “You have been in Afghanistan, I perceive.” Excerpt From The Complete Sherlock Holmes, Volume I (Barnes & Noble Classics Series) Arthur Conan Doyle This material may be protected by copyright. Hi. This is the definition of the phrase “give someone credit for something” to believe that someone is good at something or has a particular good quality https://www.macmillandictionary.com/dictionary/british/give-someone-credit-for-something Does the definition apply to the underlined example? Thank you.
Aug 9, 2019 7:26 AM
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What Mark says
August 9, 2019
Not really, it means "I wouldn't have expected it of him"
August 9, 2019
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