earn /ˈɚn/ verb
earns; earned; earning
earns; earned; earning
Learner's definition of EARN
[+ object]
: to get (money, a salary, etc.) for work that you have done
: to deserve or get (something) because of something you have done
: to make (someone) worthy or deserving of (something)

earn a/your crust

see crust

earn your spurs

see 1spur

earn your stripes

see 1stripe

— earner

noun, plural earners [count]
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