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To have a rank of some significance in an organization, to have ascended above the rank-and-file members of the group, and have more responsibility and more status.
Joe used to be an unpaid intern, but when Gus left, Joe got promoted and now he's wearing a stripe.

Chris Moltisanti used to be a little shitheel till he got made. Now he's wearing a stripe.
by i am DRAVES July 02, 2011
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