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.
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The orders from Maricopa and Pima County sheriff's offices have added a significant notch in our belt in the Arizona law enforcement community.
Another notch in our belt of interactive services with real revenues, earnings, and strong growth - one in which online migration over time is assured - and one where many of our current services interrelate providing all kinds of new opportunities for each other," said Barry Diller, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, USA Interactive.
0 is another notch in our belt, showing that Genuity has what it takes to design, install and manage high-value Internet solutions for the enterprise customer," said Genuity Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer, Jim Freeze.