the wooden spoon

the wooden spoon

  (British & Australian)
an imaginary prize given to the person who finishes last in a race or competition For the second year running Ireland took the wooden spoon in the Rugby tournament.
See also: spoon, wooden
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Just over,' said Mrs Squeers, choking the last boy in her hurry, and tapping the crown of his head with the wooden spoon to restore him.
The children raised PS250 for the Wooden Spoon charity through a tombola and raffle.
FORMER English rugby union player Graham Rowntree opened The Wooden Spoon School Farm at Brooke School.
St Helens, England and Great Britain rugby league star Paul Wellens officially opened the Wooden Spoon Multi-Sports Room at the academy.
The Wooden Spoon contract is the latest in a number of rugby-related assignments for mm&d, whose clients include the Newcastle Falcons and the London Scottish FC rugby team.
Since the moment of its invention, the wooden spoon has been integral to an impressive variety of cultural traditions.
Last year the Wooden Spoon in the West Midlands built a sensory room for a special school and donated money for a major refurbishment of Harborne based Focus Birmingham, accommodating school leavers with sight loss.
A team from brewer and pub operator SA Brain and Co are to cycle the length of the UK as they attempt to raise more than pounds 15,000 for the Wooden Spoon charity.
In total, the Ford Great Lakeland Challenge is set to raise pounds 70,000 for the Wooden Spoon charity.
We only use the wooden spoon and that is only when she is being naughty and we give her fair chance to rectify the situation and we talk her through it," she revealed.
THE PRINCESS ROYAL on Tuesday unveiled a plaque in honour of the pounds 33,000 grant received from The Wooden Spoon charity, which enabled development of the cloakroom, washing facilities and a quiet room at Greatwood, the racehorse welfare centre.
A couple of young lads were looking at my bodhran during the first half and must have taken the wooden spoon out.
The Wooden Spoon Anti Assassins are taking on the full Royal Navy side with proceeds going to the RFU Wooden Spoon charity.
They say Wales are only a 5-2 shot for the wooden spoon.
But among the optimistic supporters who had journeyed to Paris for the Six Nations clash, four Welsh men were on a mission for the Wooden Spoon.