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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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tin medal  n.— «If this thing goes through, they may soon start awarding a tin medal to the fourth-place finisher in the state track meet.» —“Putting more teams into playoffs just doesn’t add up” by Cedric...

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tin medal  n.— «An unusually high number of American athletes did win the mythical tin medal for fourth place.» —“Medal Haul Leaves Americans Wanting More—Doesn’t It?” by John Markon Richmond Times-Dispatch (Va...

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tin medal  n.— «If it doesn’t win today’s game with Czechoslovakia, it will finish fourth. For that, there’s not even a tin medal.» —“Sour Whine Even Stains Bronze Bid” by Dave Anderson New York Times Feb. 22...