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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.
Translations of “win/gain your spurs”
in Chinese (Traditional) 贏得榮譽, 獲得聲望…
in Chinese (Simplified) 赢得荣誉, 获得声望…
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