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English definition of “hard-earned”

hard-earned

adjective     /ˌhɑːdˈɜːnd/ US  /ˌhɑːrdˈɝːnd/
If something such as a holiday is hard-earned, you deserve it because you have been working very hard.Deserving and deserved
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