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- blue-ribbon (attributive use)
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- The highest honor or prize awarded in some competitions and contests.
- Mom's strawberry jam won the blue ribbon at the Holland County Fair three years running.
- These [scholarships] were the blue ribbon of the college.
- The emblem of the Order of the Garter.
- The badge adopted by a teetotal society.
- (Internet) A badge worn or displayed to advocate freedom from online censorship.
- The icon of the blue ribbon on her site should not be taken to mean she opposes parental filtration programs.
- Very superior in quality, style, or substance.
- The governor selected a cadre of blue ribbon social scientists to serve on her poverty task force.
- (Australia, informal, politics) pertaining to the Liberal Party, its supporters and regions.