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English definition of “win/gain your spurs”

win/gain your spurs

to achieve something that proves that you are skilled in a particular type of activity and to therefore win the respect of other people : He won his political spurs fighting hospital closures during his time as a local councillor in Bristol.Succeeding, achieving and fulfilling
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