Meaning of “be a badge of sth” in the English Dictionary

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"be a badge of sth" in British English

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be a badge of sth

to be something that shows that you have achieved a particular thing:

For Tony, owning a big car was a badge of success.

(Definition of “be a badge of sth” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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