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Idiom Of The Day "earn Your Stripes". by Obasky (m): 1:43am on January 11
Obadara Tope
Olabisi Onabanjo University
Mathematics
Aspirant, Nigeria.
Idiom of the Day

earn your stripes

Meaning:
If you earn your stripes, you do something to prove that you have the skills or ability for a particular job or rank.

❕For example:

He earned his stripes in the department of foreign affairs before becoming one of our ambassadors.

You'll need to earn your stripes as a travelling salesman before we can think about giving you more responsibility.

➽Origin: Probably related to the fact in many organisations, including the armed forces, police forces, fire brigades, the boy scouts, etc., a person's rank is often shown by the number of stripes that are sewn onto the shoulder of their uniform.
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