Meaning of “look to your laurels” in the English Dictionary

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"look to your laurels" in British English

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look to your laurels

to make an extra effort to succeed because there is more competition:

Nowadays there are a number of similar products on the market and the older, established companies are having to look to their laurels.

(Definition of “look to your laurels” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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