Earn One's Stripes




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Earn One's Stripes : Phrases



Meaning:

Gain a position through hard work and accumulated experience.


Example:

She
earned her stripes by serving for 30 years as the World Vision coordinator.


Origin:

This 1800s expression initially referred to a military promotion or award, indicated by strips of chevron or braid added to the recipient's uniform and known as
stripes.























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