feather in (one's) cap

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feather in (one's) cap

An accomplishment or achievement that one takes pride in. If this clinical trial is successful, it will be a real feather in her cap. I can't wait until I'm named valedictorian— it's such a feather in my cap!
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feather in one's cap

Fig. an honor; a reward for something. Getting a new client was really a feather in my cap. John earned a feather in his cap by getting an A in physics.
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feather in (one's) cap

An act or deed to one's credit; a distinctive achievement.
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a feather in your cap

An honor. If you were praised or awarded a commendation, you had a feather in your cap. The phrase was most likely inspired by the idea that heroic Native American warriors were given additional plumage for their war bonnets.
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