blue ribbon noun
: a decorative piece of blue cloth that is given to the winner in a contest or competition
: an honor or award gained for preeminence
: a blue ribbon awarded as an honor (as to the first-place winner in a competition)
Examples of BLUE RIBBON
- Our pumpkin won the blue ribbon at the county fair this year.
- <the Pritzker Prize is widely regarded as the ultimate blue ribbon for architectural achievement>
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