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

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    Default A feather in your cap.

    You can check the definition of this English idiom here.

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    Default Re: A feather in your cap.

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

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    Default 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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    Default 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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    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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    Default 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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    Default Re: A feather in your cap.

    I think that American Indians use a white feather tied to a warior's head band as a sign of challenge for their enemies, am I right or off topic?

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    Default Re: A feather in your cap.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Ayed View Post
    I think that American Indians use a white feather tied to a warior's head band as a sign of challenge for their enemies, am I right or off topic?
    It's found in many cultures:
    A feather in your cap - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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