- dubious honor
- The supposed honor of being selected to do a difficult or unpopular task or the supposed honor associated with receiving a questionable award.
I have the dubious honor of being in charge of fundraising for roof repair on the town youth gymnasium." Meaning, its an honor to be tasked yet something unwanted.
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