One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Be careful not to lose one's superior position to a rival.‘they're very good players—we'll have to look to our laurels’
- ‘After moving to the top of the table they have also signalled their cup intentions and holders Guiseley had better look to their laurels.’
- ‘In 1854 Thackeray warned Millais: ‘look to your laurels: there is a young fellow in Rome called Leighton, who will one day be President of the Royal Academy.’’
- ‘Guiseley will have to look to their laurels on Saturday and make sure there are no slip ups against the North West Counties side Trafford.’
- ‘Now is the time for the councils to look to their laurels.’
- ‘When he suggested that the Silent Majority should look to their laurels in regard to opposing the so-called Racial Justice group, he couldn't have got it more right.’
- ‘Grammar chose to have an off day that did their championship hopes no good, and they will need to look to their laurels in the weeks ahead.’
- ‘They had all better look to their laurels: the queen of them all is back to claim her crown.’
- ‘If it is, their leader will have to look to his laurels because contiguity with Washington is a mixed blessing in this neck of the woods.’
- ‘He has made professional spin doctors look to their laurels.’
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