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badge bunny

A woman who is exclusively or primarily attracted to those who wear a badge on the job, such as policemen or firemen. There is one woman who seems to appear whenever I am out on duty; I think she's a bit of a badge bunny.
See also: badge, bunny

lost-and-found badge

An identification tag worn by armed forces members on a chain around their necks. I kept my lost-and-found badge from the First Gulf War to remind me how tough life can really get. The bodies in the unmarked graves were buried with their lost-and-found badges, so military personnel were able to identify them and repatriate their remains home.
See also: badge

turn in (one's) badge

To stop working. I can't believe it's time to turn in my badge already—this internship just flew by! My father recently turned in his badge after 30 years at the same job.
See also: badge, turn

We don't need no stinkin' (something)!

Used humorously to emphasize that one absolutely does not need something. Popularized in the 1974 film Blazing Saddles as "Badges? We don't need no stinkin' badges!," parodying a similar line in the 1948 film The Treasure of the Sierra Madre and the 1927 novel on which it's based. What do you want to go to college for? You don't need no stinkin' college degree! Just get a job as a mechanic like your old man here! A: "How can people deny something that is a scientific fact?" B: "Seriously! People are like, 'Science? We don't need no stinkin' science!'"
See also: need, no, we

wear (something) as a badge of honor

To consider something to be a point of pride, especially that which is typically considered negative. He's the kind of person who wears the "male chauvinist pig" label like some kind of badge of honor, so I try to have as little as possible to do with him. I don't take their social media attacks to heart. In fact, I wear it as a badge of honor—it means I'm riling them up, which I'm delighted about!
See also: badge, honor, of, wear
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

lost-and-found badge

n. a military identification tag; a military dog tag. (From the Persian Gulf War.) My father still keeps his lost-and-found badge from the Korean War.
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McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Although more than 1,200 people faced legal action for Blue Badge misuse in 2017/18, 40 per cent of local authorities in England did not have a policy on prosecutions.
Renfrewshire Council has distributed blue disabled parking badges to 9,213 people.
Being able to park closer to the destination is essential for badge holders and can mean the difference between going out or not."
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Aaron Ashmore, owner of Etch & Pin, said: "Lady Godiva is perhaps the Coventry icon most known around the world, so it only felt right that we recognise her importance to the city in one of our collectable pin badges."
Jamie Stevenson, who designed a new badge for Ayr United, was given a replica shirt, some merchandise and no doubt enjoyed "the prestige of winning".
Aaron said: "We were overwhelmed with the response tothe first badge, our initial stock sold out in one week, and hope the second badge proves just as popular."
Boxes of badges are sited at more than 7000 outlets throughout the UK with avid collectors keen to get hold of any new designs.
Under caution the driver said that the blue badge was issued to a care home, initially claiming that they had dropped one of the residents there when they had parked the car.
Northside ISD in San Antonio, Texas, has reached the point where teachers ask, "Do I get a badge for this?" when they sign up for tech-oriented PD sessions, says Dana Bickley, an academic technology coordinator at the district.
So, the system--which has 13 colleges, 39 campuses and 135,000 students--created a MOOC where students can earn a badge for learning math contextualized for manufacturing, says Provost William Tammone.
BADGES bearing the Middlesbrough FC logo alongside a poppy are being sold online - but is any money going to the Poppy Appeal?
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