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win/gain your spurs

to ​achieve something that ​proves that you are ​skilled in a ​particulartype of ​activity and to ​thereforewin the ​respect of other ​people: He ​won his ​politicalspursfightinghospitalclosures during his ​time as a ​localcouncillor in Bristol.
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Translations of “win/gain your spurs”
in Chinese (Simplified) 赢得荣誉, 获得声望…
in Chinese (Traditional) 贏得榮譽, 獲得聲望…
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