deserve a medal

deserve a medal

  (humorous)
if you say that someone deserves a medal, you mean that you admire them for dealing with such a difficult situation or person for so long (never in continuous tenses; often + for ) She deserves a medal for putting up with that husband of hers.
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Coun Whittle, who himself spent five days in Afghanistan last year, said: "It is an insult to all those troops who genuinely deserve a medal for their service.
Ken, of Johnstone, Renfrewshire, said: "We all deserve a medal for what we went through.
THE family of hero Sergeant Lee Johnson - killed in the battle against the Taliban on Sunday - deserve a medal, the soldier's MP said yesterday.