praise sb for sth
The manager praised Tom for his hard work.
The manager didn't have a word of praise for me.
Tom said that he didn't deserve such praise.
I have praised Mary to her face.
to her face表示“当面”
A: Hello, sir. Melody told me you're looking for me. How can I help you?
B: Yes, I'd like to talk with you about your recent performance. Firstly, you tell something about your recent job.
B: All right. In this month, I received one hundred groups of clients and made efforts to overfulfill all sales performance.
A: Good job. I always hear that you often work overtime after work. You must be a model employee in our company.
B: Thank you for your compliment. I still have a lot of things to learn.
A: You're very modest, that's a good point. Modesty helps one advance, whereas conceit makes one fall behind.
B: It's nothing. You're flattering me.
A: I wish you could talk with Peter in private. Not only is he often late for work, but he is also a lazy man.
B: He is a bit of a loafer.
A: I hope you can help him correct these mistakes.
B: I will do my best to help him and others become model employees.