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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.
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get a guernsey

AUSTRALIAN, 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.
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get a guernsey

1 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.
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get a ˈguernsey

(AustralE, informal) be recognized as being good; be chosen for something: I am afraid that our achievement failed to get a guernsey in the local press.A guernsey is a kind of shirt worn by a player of Australian Rules Football. If you are given or get a guernsey, you are chosen to play for the team.
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