laurels laurels  /ˈlɔ rəlz/


  1. (n) a tangible symbol signifying approval or distinction
  2. (n) the state of being honored



  1. At a time in her life when many would be resting on their laurels, Farrow has chosen the path of activism by championing those who are most in need.
  2. Flamboyant Erwin Rommel and cold-mouthed Fedor von Bock were Germany's two top generals in a year whose laurels were reserved primarily for fighting men.
  3. But Lugo suggests, "What it says is that this marketplace is highly competitive and that no one can sit on their laurels, because another group out there will make its tenets and win."


  1. Blackhawks players tired, not overconfident after win

    The Blackhawks took a 1-0 lead in the Stanley Cup Finals early Thursday morning but didn't rest on their laurels when addressing the media later in the day.        
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Boston Globe

  2. LETTER: Private innovation sparks development

    In regard to “Vision needed to get us off our laurels” column on the Opinion Page June 1 by David Coker. Mr. Coker, my compliments on an excellent column and a plan for action. In addition to your well thought out suggestions, I dare to offer a few more for consideration.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Evansville Courier & Press

  3. Reducing Waste: Getting to 75-percent recycling by 'closing the loop'

    The state of California estimates around 65 percent of the state s trash is being recycled. But while that figure is impressive, Californians can t rest on their laurels.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Lamorinda Sun

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tacit tacit
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