a feather in one's cap
phrasal a mark of distinction ; honor

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • a feather in one's cap — ► a feather in one s cap an achievement to be proud of. Main Entry: ↑feather …   English terms dictionary

  • a feather in one's cap — phrasal : an honor, a trophy, or a mark of distinction : a notable accomplishment it was a feather in the governor s cap that he had stayed above corruption throughout his term * * * a feather in one s cap An achievement of which one can be proud …   Useful english dictionary

  • a feather in one's cap — idi a feather in one s cap, a praiseworthy achievement; honor …   From formal English to slang

  • a feather in one's cap — an achievement to be proud of. → feather …   English new terms dictionary

  • feather in one's cap — {n. phr.} Something to be proud of; an honor. * /It was a feather in his cap to win first prize./ (From the medieval practice of placing a feather in the helmet of one who won honors in battle.) …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • feather in one's cap — {n. phr.} Something to be proud of; an honor. * /It was a feather in his cap to win first prize./ (From the medieval practice of placing a feather in the helmet of one who won honors in battle.) …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • feather in one's cap —    To describe someone s achievement as a feather in their cap means that it is something they can be proud of.     The overwhelming victory of the team was a feather in the cap for the new manager …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • feather\ in\ one's\ cap — n. phr. Something to be proud of; an honor. It was a feather in his cap to win first prize. (From the medieval practice of placing a feather in the helmet of one who won honors in battle.) …   Словарь американских идиом

  • feather in one's cap — noun An accomplishment; particularly one that is flaunted or boasted of. He thinks it is quite a feather in his cap that he figured it out for himself. Syn: notch in ones belt …   Wiktionary

  • feather in one's cap — something you achieve and are proud of Winning the new contract was a real feather in his cap …   Idioms and examples

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