full marks
noun plural Date: 1916 chiefly British due credit or commendation

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • full marks — n [plural] 1.) if you give someone full marks, you praise them for doing something well full marks to sb (for sth) ▪ Not the most stylish mobile, but full marks to Marconi for originality. 2.) BrE the highest number of points you can get for… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • full marks — noun plural BRITISH 1. ) the highest score that a student can get on an examination 2. ) full marks for MAINLY SPOKEN praise that someone deserves …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • full marks — full′ marks′ n. pl. brit. full credit; due praise • Etymology: 1915–20 …   From formal English to slang

  • full marks — ► PLURAL NOUN ▪ the maximum award in an examination or assessment …   English terms dictionary

  • full marks — pl.n. Brit. 1. the highest grade or rating possible, as for schoolwork 2. figuratively, very high praise …   English World dictionary

  • full marks — noun plural : complete credit : due commendation full marks must be given the victor * * * full marks, Especially British Informal. complete credit; praise; compliments: »Moreno, who rode the winner, deserves full marks for horsemanship (Audax… …   Useful english dictionary

  • full marks — 1) N PLURAL If you get full marks in a test or exam, you get everything right and gain the maximum number of marks. [BRIT] Most people in fact got full marks in one question and zero in the other. (in AM, use a perfect score) 2) N PLURAL: usu N… …   English dictionary

  • full marks — UK / US noun [plural] British 1) the highest score that a student can get in an examination She got full marks in French. 2) mainly spoken praise that someone deserves full marks for: You have to give him full marks for trying …   English dictionary

  • full marks — 1. interjection To exclaim complete satisfaction with someones efforts. Syn: well done 2. noun a) Literally the maximum marks obtainable in an exam or test …   Wiktionary

  • ˌfull ˈmarks — noun [plural] British the highest score that a student can get in an examination She got full marks in French.[/ex] …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • full marks — Brit. full credit; due praise. [1915 20] * * * …   Universalium

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