get a guernsey


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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 football (soccer) players in Australia. Primarily heard in Australia. I can't believe I got a guernsey after playing so poorly during tryouts.
2. 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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