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get a guernsey
1. To be selected for something, often a sports team. A "guernsey" is a type of shirt commonly worn by soccer (football) players in Australia. Primarily heard in Australia. I can't believe I got a guernsey after playing so poorly during tryouts.
2. By extension, to be appreciated, praised, or acknowledged for something. Primarily heard in Australia. Once everyone sees your brilliant article in today's paper, I think your writing will finally get a guernsey.
get a guernseyAUSTRALIAN, INFORMAL
1. If you get a guernsey, you are chosen for something, especially a sports team. Surprisingly, Barry did not get a guernsey in the all-star seven.
2. If someone or something gets a guernsey, they get public recognition for an achievement or a quality. It became the longest bar in the world, and even got a guernsey in The Guinness Book of Records.
get a guernsey1 be selected for a football team. 2 gain recognition or approbation. Australian informal
A guernsey is a type of knitted shirt or sweater; in Australia the word is specifically applied to a football shirt.