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deserve a medal

To warrant recognition for persevering through a challenging or tedious situation. This phrase is usually used humorously. Our realtor deserves a medal for putting up with all of our questions today.
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he, she, etc. deˌserves a ˈmedal

(spoken) used to say that you admire somebody because they have done something difficult or unpleasant: You deserve a medal for what you’ve done for him over the years.
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Thus, the Air Forces Command deserves a medal simply for not walking into another Uludere-like trap.
The dean of Warwick University Medical School, Yvonne Carter, said: "We are delighted with this gift of an annual gold medal, but if anyone really deserves a medal it's Ted.
A POLICEMAN who shot dead unarmed IRA man Diarmuid O'Neill deserves a medal, fellow officers claim.
Prosecuting barrister Richard Wakerley said outside court: "If anyone deserves a medal then that girl does.