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get one's card punched

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get one's card punched

verb phrase

To have one's credentials, merit, etc, verified: I'm not here to get my civil-rights card punched

[1960s+; fr the periodic punching of one's union card to show that one has paid one's dues]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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