Feather-in-one-s-cap meaning

(idiomatic) An accomplishment; particularly one that is flaunted or boasted of.

He thinks it is quite a feather in his cap that he figured it out for himself.

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Origin of feather-in-one-s-cap

  • From the reported American Indian warrior custom of adding a feather to the head-dress after each kill.

    From Wiktionary