feather in one's cap

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

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feather in one's cap

  1. (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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