full marks


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full marks

pl.n. Chiefly British
Full or due credit or praise.

full′ marks′


n.pl.
Brit.
full credit; due praise.
[1915–20]
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Perkins had written the marks, a surprise awaited him; for the two boys at the top of the form seemed to have done very ill, while others who had never distinguished themselves before were given full marks. When he asked Eldridge, his cleverest boy, what was the meaning of this the answer came sullenly:
Miss Lavish laid her hand pleasantly on Lucy's arm, as if to suggest that she, at all events, would get full marks. In this exalted mood they reached the steps of the great church, and were about to enter it when Miss Lavish stopped, squeaked, flung up her arms, and cried:
But she's patienter than others would be, and is clever too, and always willing, up to the full mark of her strength and over.
Gloucester based Bennetts Coaches has been recognised for its efforts in being the first company to achieve full marks in National Express' monthly Operator Evaluation.
Full marks, then, to digital minister Margot James for a special fund which can help.
FOOTBALL supporters sometimes receive a bad name - usually because of a mindless minority - so full marks to everyone around the country for observing the minute's silence over the last few days in memory of all those who have sacrificed their lives in various wars to defend this country.
their their Full marks to the English and Scottish FAs for defying the ridiculous threat from FIFA to take action if any teams wore poppies.
"We want to finish the programme with full marks," the minister said adding that also Wieser "believes that it would be better to complete not just the review but also the programme with another full marks".
More than half of those in attendance gained full marks in WJEC A-level subjects in the 2014 summer exam series.
Of those, 42 pupils managed to get full marks in subjects including mathematics, music and English literature.
The 1D heart-throb helped Kate Garraway's daughter Darcey with her English homework after chatting to the ITV presenter on Good Morning Britain - and got full marks.
Usamah scored full marks in 8 units of the GCE examinations.