blue ribbon

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blue ribbon

n.
1. An award made from a blue ribbon given to a competitor who finishes in first place.
2. An award or honor given for excellence.

blue′-rib′bon adj.
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blue ribbon

n
1. (Historical Terms) (in Britain) a badge of blue silk worn by members of the Order of the Garter
2. a badge awarded as the first prize in a competition
3. US a badge worn by a member of a temperance society
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blue′ rib′bon


n.
1. a blue ribbon given as the first prize in a contest.
2. the highest award.
3. a blue ribbon worn as a badge of honor by members of the British Order of the Garter.
[1645–55]

blue′-rib`bon



adj.
of superior or unmatched quality.
[1925–30]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.blue ribbon - an honor or award gained for excellence
badge - an emblem (a small piece of plastic or cloth or metal) that signifies your status (rank or membership or affiliation etc.); "they checked everyone's badge before letting them in"
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