Definition of deserve a medal in English:

deserve a medal


  • Have done something considered especially praiseworthy or heroic.

    ‘as a psychiatric nurse he deserves a medal, anyway’
    • ‘This lady, who in my opinion deserves a medal, her family, and the decent law-abiding people of this country, have been seriously let down by the legal system and by the police.’
    • ‘I think he deserves a medal or a plaque or at least a holiday.’
    • ‘The one we have now really is a pillar of the community and he deserves a medal for his years of hard work.’
    • ‘The firefighters were amazing, and the gas man deserves a medal.’
    • ‘‘I was so impressed with the organisation of the car park and the buses. Whoever organised it deserves a medal as do all the staff who were so positive and helpful,’ he said.’