Definition of “win/gain your spurs” - English Dictionary

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“win/gain your spurs” in British English

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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.

(Definition of “win/gain your spurs” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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