a feather in cap


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia.

a feather in your cap

an achievement that you can be proud of An order for 28 new aircraft is quite a feather in Boeing's cap.
See also: cap, feather

a feather in somebody's cap

  (old-fashioned)
something very good that someone has done A new television series will be another feather in his cap.
See also: cap, feather