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consolation prize Line breaks: con|sola|tion prize

Definition of consolation prize in English:


A prize given to a competitor who just fails to win or who has come last: two hundred runners-up will get a consolation prize figurative I just turned 40 and received a trip to Aspen as a consolation prize
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  • If the Commonwealth Games is a consolation prize after the disappointment of two failed Olympic bids, it is proving a valuable one.
  • As a softheaded liberal, I even like the idea that our competitive culture has a built-in consolation prize.
  • But an incredible consolation prize is waiting for a team next season.
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