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British expression (need explanation) please?

Asked by elbanditoroso (15950 points ) July 20th, 2014

In a couple of recent books and movies, I have read/hear the phrase “honors to” someone for doing something or another. Usually it’s with regards to politics, but not always.

From the context, it would seem to mean:

> I want to give you credit for….

or

> Kudos…

But it seems to me that there’s a more nuanced meeting—not just complimenting but also showing respect.

Can any of the native Britons shed some light on what the nuance of “honors to ..” means?

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