a feather in your cap

Idiom Definition

Idiom Definition - a feather in your cap

"a feather in your cap"

an achievement to be proud of


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - a feather in your cap

Two colleagues are talking ...

Colleague 1:  Our boss just announced that she has landed the biggest deal ever for the company.

Colleague 2:  That's a nice feather in her cap.

Colleague 1:  An amazing achievement and I am sure it will help her to rise in the company.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - a feather in your cap

Two parents are talking ...

Mother:  Our daughter has just been chosen class valedictorian.

Father:  Good for her. That will put a feather in her cap.

Mother:  It will look really good on her college applications.

Father:  It might even help her get into a better college.

a feather in your cap - Usage:


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a feather in your cap - Gerund Form:

Putting a feather in your cap is a great feeling.

a feather in your cap - Examples:

1)  ... love to do at some stage. It would be an achievement, a feather in the cap

2)  While such a major deal is undoubtedly a feather in the cap of the Irish technology scene, ...

3)  ... are rated as four star facilities, a feather in the cap of this far flung district.

4)  ... stood alone in the spotlight, white top and gold pants, a feather in his cap and an entire room screaming for him.

5)  ... and he passed the chance of what would have been a feather in his cap, and undoubtedly a great show.

6)  ... goes in the top 10, what a feather in his cap it's going to be, ...

7)  ... that it would be a feather in his cap if he initiated peace with that country, ...

8)  ... course at the end of the year, he is confident it will be a feather in his cap in his search for employment. 

9)  His award for the best debut for the same was a feather in his cap.

10)  ... to win this award has to be a feather in our cap.

11)  We returned with a silver medal, a feather in our cap ...

12)  ... to the great artists who've headlined and performed there. It's a feather in our cap.

13)  It's a feather in our cap. A new website was being rolled out today.

14)  The win gives us a feather in our cap.

15)  It's kind of a feather in their cap because they're the ones who are responsible for our success.

16)  While a win for the DA would most definitely be a feather in its cap, ...

17)  ... the acquisition appears to be a feather in its cap in its quest to become an internationally renowned hotel group.

18)  ... to say that I worked on a production produced by him, was clearly a feather in my cap.

19)  It was a thrill and quite a feather in my cap. Everybody was envious of me.

20)  ... the first woman in Olympics history to represent Ireland in women's gymnastics was a feather in her cap