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be mentioned in dispatches

To be recognized for one's bravery or heroism, as of a member of the military. Primarily heard in UK. You'll be mentioned in dispatches for saving so many men in your platoon.
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dispatch (someone or something) from (some place)

To send someone or something from one place to another. When I got their phone call, I immediately dispatched an ambulance from the nearest hospital.
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dispatch (someone or something) to (someone, something, or some place)

To send someone or something to a particular person, place, or thing. When I got their phone call, I immediately dispatched an ambulance to the scene of the crash.
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hatches, matches, and despatches

dated A phrase once used to refer to the sections of newspapers that discussed births ("hatches"), weddings ("matches)", and deaths ("despatches," a variant spelling of "dispatches"). No, those two did get married—I saw it in the hatches, matches, and despatches.
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dispatch someone from (some place)

to send someone from some place. I dispatched a messenger from here over an hour ago. A telegram will be dispatched from my office first thing in the morning.
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dispatch someone or something to someone or something

to send someone or something to someone, something, or some place. I will dispatch a new copy of the damaged book to you immediately. Gene will dispatch a messenger to you.
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send someone into something

 and send someone in
to make someone go into something or some place. George sent me into the house for a hammer. The boys know where it is. He should have sent in the boys. George sent me in.
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send something into something

 and send something in
to dispatch something, such as an order, to a company or other body making a public offer of goods. I sent the order in to the home office. I sent in the order.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

hatches, matches, and despatches

the births, marriages, and deaths columns in a newspaper. humorous, dated
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be mentioned in dispatches

be commended for your actions. British
In official military reports from the front line any soldiers who have been responsible for particular acts of bravery are commended by name.
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Hameeda Waheeduddin and Marvi Memon said that PDMA has so far dispatched 36746 food hampers, 2300 "atta" bags of 10 kg each, 10150 tents, 5000 mosquito nets, five tons of medicines and 360 blankets.
The cement plants in the south dispatched 6.755 million tons of cement, posting a growth rate of 12.12%.
According to the sources of PDMA, the relief goods dispatched to the flood affected areas are included: 5,900 packets of food, 250 tents and 300 blankets.
Different medicines provided by the Merck Marker were also dispatched to the flood hit areas of the province for onward free distribution of the affectees.
A senior official in his 40s said, ''We are confident that all the members dispatched to Iraq will come back safe and sound.
A member of the Northern Ground Self-Defense Force stationed in Sapporo said, ''The duty of those of us who remain in Japan is to give full support to those dispatched to Iraq,'' emphasizing the unity and coordination within the GSDF.
According to the data released on Saturday by All Pakistan Cement Manufacturers Association (APCMA), the industry dispatched 4.237 million tons of cement in April 2018 that was 17.46 percent higher than the dispatches of 3.576 million tons achieved during the corresponding month of last fiscal.
The lieutenant colonel is expected to be involved in planning in areas such as the scope of PKO forces dispatched to various parts of the world, they said.
LAHORE -- The cement industry dispatched 34.76 million tons of cement during the first nine months of this fiscal year, 14.70 percent higher than 30.31 million tons cement dispatched in corresponding period last year.
QUETTA, June 08, 2010 (Balochistan Times): Southern Command of Pakistan Army has dispatched some 38 tones of edibles and other relief goods to the affectees of tropical cyclone Phet.The first consignment which was dispatched to Gwadar via C-130 included 25.5 tones ration, 8 tones water and one tone medicines.
They are expected to be replaced by other ships at the end of May and another group of ships will be dispatched in August.
-- Two supply ships as well as three destroyers will be dispatched to foreign territories.