English version

consolation prize

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Games
consolation prizeˌconsoˈlation prize noun [countable]  DGa prize that is given to someone who has not won a competition Ten runners-up received a T-shirt as a consolation prize.
Examples from the Corpus
consolation prizeA merger with Rediffusion for the weekday contract was a consolation prize for them both.Hendry, who compiled a clearance of 123 in the tenth frame, collected the consolation prize of £14,000.The consolation prize for picking four of six numbers in Lotto also is predetermined.
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