win/earn one's spurs

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Definition of win/earn one's spurs

: to do something which shows that one deserves to be respected or noticed He earned/won his spurs by doubling the company's profits in the past year.

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“Win/earn one's spurs.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/win%2Fearn%20one%27s%20spurs. Accessed 3 Dec. 2020.

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