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tin medal  n.— «For some kind of tin medal for having made the least valuable contribution toward solving the strike situation in defense industries, we nominate those gentlemen who rose in the Senate and House and shrieked for “the...

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tin medal  n.— «You can let your hair grow long, shove your sombrero on to the back of your head, strike your breast close to where you’ve pinned that tin medal you made yourself.» —“Medicine Man Gets Patriotic” Washington...

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tin medal  n.— «The prize of a gold medal for the best female skater was award to Miss Mamie McElwee, and the prize of a tin medal for the poorest male skater was given, in a joke, to a young gentleman who really skates excellently well...

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tin medal  n.— «In short, the reporting was an insult to our intelligence. In a Reporters’ Olympics they wouldn’t score a medal, not even a tin medal.» —“Regular Shorts” by Margaret Churchill in Coffs...

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tin medal n. an award jocularly said to be given to a fourth-place finisher; (generally) a prize for poor or unremarkable performance; a worthless honor or military decoration. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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tin medal  n.— «Narelle placed fourth in 12.92 seconds, a whisker behind third-paced Queenslander Jessie Schellein (12.91) in the girls’ under-17 100m final. Whether the proverbial “tin medal” was a disappointment or an...

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