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An achievement to be proud of.‘beating him would be a feather in my cap’
- ‘He's a feather in our cap and we need more like him around here.’
- ‘‘That's a feather in your cap,’ someone told me today.’
- ‘It's a bit of a feather in their cap if they can keep him quiet because he's run riot this season.’
- ‘The best I can say is that he is in charge and if he was to do well that would be a feather in his cap.’
- ‘It's another area where he feels he's entitled to a feather in his cap.’
- ‘‘It's a feather in your cap when you are asked to be captain, especially by someone like Paul Broadbent,’ he said.’
- ‘Medical director at the Royal Oldham Hospital, Roger Glew said: ‘There is no doubt that beating off competition from other hospitals across the country to take part in this prestigious research project is a feather in our cap.’’
- ‘It's a feather in his cap because when he goes in to negotiate funding again he can point to us and use that as leverage to get more money.’
- ‘I consider that a feather in my cap and, if all goes to plan, John Hughes will join us for similar reasons.’
- ‘Entertaining the Queen was undoubtedly a feather in my cap.’
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