Feather in Your Cap

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A great achievement or honor which makes one proud

Etymology:

  • This has been a popular custom all over the world also in American Indians. Any achievement in battle field was granted to warriors by putting a feather in their head gears for defeating each enemy in war. The number of feathers was actually symbolic of one’s achievements or victories, for instance more feathers you have in your cap, more success or glory you have achieved. It is noticing that although this practice was prevalent in medieval times but expression simply dates from early 1600.
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Being appointed as a head of department in his office is a quite feather in Stephan's cap.

Submitted on February 25, 2019

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Feder in deiner Mütze

pluma en tu gorra

plume dans ta casquette

अपनी टोपी में पंख

piuma nel cappello

あなたの帽子の羽

Pluma in cap

pene în șapcă

fjäder i locket

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