a notch in (someone's) belt

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a notch in (someone's) belt

A remarkable success or achievement, especially one in a successive string, list, or tally of other such ones. (Can also be formulated as "a notch in the belt of (someone)." The successful negotiation of the merger between the two companies was another notch in the young executive's belt. It wasn't a particularly difficult match, but the win is nevertheless a notch in the belt of the defending champion.
See also: belt, notch
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For Watson, joining Risk Services-Nevada is another major notch in his belt of achievements in the safety field - achievements that extend back over two decades.
DENVER -- Road-racing specialist Max Papis has earned another notch in his belt.
The two-time Land O'Lakes Angler of the Year will have to overcome stiff competition from Rojas and other tour veterans to put another Wal-Mart Open notch in his belt Saturday.