point of pride

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point of pride (plural points of pride)

  1. Something which produces a feeling of self-satisfaction, especially an admirable personal characteristic or accomplishment.
    • 1945, Walter Firey, "Sentiment and Symbolism as Ecological Variables," American Sociological Review, vol. 10, no. 2, p. 141:
      It is a point of pride to a Beacon Hill resident if he can say that he was born on the Hill or was at least raised there.
    • 2003 March 27, John Derbyshire, "Ten Points on the War," National Review Online (USA):
      It is a point of pride for us, military and civilian alike, that we take the utmost care to avoid "collateral damage."