look to one's laurels

Definition of look to one's laurels

chiefly British

  1. :  to work in order to keep one's success or position If she performs this well in the championships, her rivals will have to look to their laurels.

Word by Word Definitions

lookplay
  1. :  to make sure or take care (that something is done)

    :  to ascertain by the use of one's eyes

    :  to exercise the power of vision upon :  examine

  1. :  the act of looking

    :  glance

    :  the expression of the countenance

laurelplay laurels
  1. :  an evergreen shrub or tree (Laurus nobilis of the family Lauraceae, the laurel family) of southern Europe with small yellow flowers, fruits that are ovoid blackish berries, and evergreen foliage once used by the ancient Greeks to crown victors in the Pythian games —called also bay, sweet bay

    :  a tree or shrub that resembles the true laurel

    :  mountain laurel

  1. :  to deck or crown with laurel


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