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"blue ribbon" in British English

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blue ribbonnoun [C]

uk   us  
(UK also blue riband) the ​highestprize in a ​competition or ​event: He ​won the men's blue-ribbon event, the 100 ​metresfreestyle. a ​decoration made of ​strips of ​bluecloth that is given to the ​winner of a ​competition

blue-ribbonadjective

 us /ˈbluˈrɪb·ən/ US
expert: Critics ​asked the ​president to ​appoint a blue-ribbon ​commission to ​investigatepolicepractices.
(Definition of blue ribbon from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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blue-ribbonadjective [not gradable]

 /ˈbluˈrɪb·ən/
expert: Critics ​asked the ​president to ​appoint a blue-ribbon ​commission to ​investigatepolicepractices.
(Definition of blue-ribbon from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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