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Badge of Honor

What Does "Badge of Honor" Mean?

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"Badge of honor" is an English idiom. It means "a mark or indication of something of which one is proud."

Examples in Sentences

Here are three examples of the idiom "badge of honor" used in a sentence:
  • Having those scars is a badge of honor for him, showing his survival and resilience.
  • Being called a nerd in school was a badge of honor for her.
  • For some, working long hours is seen as a badge of honor.
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What Is an Idiom?

An idiom is a commonly used expression whose meaning does not relate to the literal meaning of its words. In other words, if you were to translate "Badge of Honor" word for word, there is no guarantee the translation would help you to understand the meaning.

An idiom often includes a cultural or historical context that makes it difficult for non-native English speakers to understand. A phrase is classified as an idiom when a direct translation of the words does not reveal the meaning. Most idioms rely on shared knowledge or experiences known only to a specific community.

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