verb (used with object), lau·reled, lau·rel·ing or (especially British) lau·relled, lau·rel·ling.
Origin of laurel
Related formsun·lau·reled, adjectiveun·lau·relled, adjective
British Dictionary definitions for look to one's laurels
verb -rels, -relling or -relled or US -rels, -reling or -reled
Word Origin for laurel
Idioms and Phrases with look to one's laurels (1 of 2)
look to one's laurels
Protect one's preeminent reputation or position, especially against a threat of being surpassed. For example, Your opponent's done very well in the practice, so you'd better look to your laurels in the actual game. This idiom alludes to laurels as the traditional material for making a victor's crown. [Late 1800s]
Idioms and Phrases with look to one's laurels (2 of 2)
see look to one's laurels; rest on one's laurels.