Definition of a feather in one's cap in English:

a feather in one's cap


  • An achievement to be proud of.

    ‘beating him would be a feather in my 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.’
    • ‘It's a bit of a feather in their cap if they can keep him quiet because he's run riot this season.’
    • ‘Entertaining the Queen was undoubtedly a feather in my cap.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘‘That's a feather in your cap,’ someone told me today.’
    • ‘I consider that a feather in my cap and, if all goes to plan, John Hughes will join us for similar reasons.’
    • ‘‘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.’’
    • ‘He's a feather in our cap and we need more like him around here.’