Значение идиомы win one’s spurs

[win one’s spurs] {v. phr.} 1. In old times, to be named a knightwith the right to wear little sharp spikes on your heels.

A youngsquire won his spurs in battle.

2. To win fame or honor.

The younglieutenant won his spurs by leading an attack on enemy machine guns.

Edison won his spurs as an inventor while rather young.

He hasyet to win his spurs as a big league ball player.

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