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win laurels

To obtain achievements or honors. Being the type of student who was obsessed with winning laurels, I was far more focused on my grades than on actually enjoying my classes. You should be proud of yourself. It takes a lot of effort to win laurels in this industry, you know.
See also: laurel, win
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