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See also: fair-play
- Good behavior, following the rules
- (colloquial, Britain, Ireland) used to acknowledge or congratulate for something.
1964, Charles Norman De Courcy-Parry, Here lies my story, page 248:
- [S]he consolidated her position by purchasing the kennels, doing them up regardless of expense and buying two new horses, and, fair play to her, fair play, as they say in Wales, ...
1994 June 21, Liam Hayes, “GAA's holding it's own now, but could lose in the end”, Irish Voice:
- The Gaelic Athletic Association, fair play to them, want absolutely nothing to do whatsoever with that thingumajig football tournament in America.
2010 May 7, “Clayton sure buoyant Reds are up to the task of seeing off Fleetwood”, Derby Evening Telegraph:
- Liam Watson: "Fair play to Southport, they were the best team on paper because they got the most points. We just want to prove we are as good as them".