a feather in someone's cap

Definition of a feather in someone's cap

:an achievement or honor that someone can be proud of
  • The promotion was a feather in his cap.

Word by Word Definitions

feather play
  1. : any of the light, horny, epidermal outgrowths that form the external covering of the body of birds

  2. : plume

  3. : the vane of an arrow

  1. : to furnish (something, such as an arrow) with a feather

  2. : to cover, clothe, or adorn with or as if with feathers

  3. : to turn (an oar blade) almost horizontal when lifting from the water at the end of a stroke to reduce air resistance

someone play
  1. : some person : somebody

cap play
  1. : a head covering especially with a visor and no brim

  2. : a distinctive head covering emblematic of a position or office: such as

  3. : a cardinal's biretta

  1. : to provide or protect with a cap

  2. : to give a cap to as a symbol of honor, rank, or achievement

  3. : to form a cap over : crown

  1. : a small amount of an illegal or legally regulated drug

  1. : capitalization


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