View Poll Results: It's a feather in your cap

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  • A feather in your cap is a failure that will damage your future.

    200 11.38%
  • A feather in your cap is a success that will help your future.

    1,558 88.62%
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    #1

    A feather in your cap.

    You can check the definition of this English idiom here.


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    Re: A feather in your cap.

    A feather in your cap is a success that will help your future.

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    Re: A feather in your cap.

    Quote Originally Posted by svartnik View Post
    A feather in your cap is a success that will help your future.
    Yes, it's something to brag about.

    ~R

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    Re: A feather in your cap.

    A feather in your cap is some occurrence or accomplishment which distinguishes you. Imagine 100 people all wearing the exact same hat ( or cap) and one person in the group has a brightly colored feather protruding from his hat. Your attention is more likely to be drawn to him/her. So, a perfect score on a test, a job well done, receipt of some high honor etc is therefore your "feather".

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    Thumbs up Re: A feather in your cap.

    Quote Originally Posted by IceDragon View Post
    A feather in your cap is some occurrence or accomplishment which distinguishes you. Imagine 100 people all wearing the exact same hat ( or cap) and one person in the group has a brightly colored feather protruding from his hat. Your attention is more likely to be drawn to him/her. So, a perfect score on a test, a job well done, receipt of some high honor etc is therefore your "feather".

    Amazing explanation, made it vivid, thank you!

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    Re: A feather in your cap.

    There is an idiom in Turksh as the same meaning ''partridge in the bag''':it is easy for you,the conditions are in favor of you.

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