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    a feather in somebody's cap

    Hello.

    The Cambridge International Dictionary of Idioms says that "a feather in somebody's cap" is old-fashioned. Is it true that the phrase is no longer used?

    Cambridge Dictionaries Online - Cambridge University Press

    Thank you.


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    Re: a feather in somebody's cap

    Quote Originally Posted by Daruma View Post
    Hello.

    The Cambridge International Dictionary of Idioms says that "a feather in somebody's cap" is old-fashioned. Is it true that the phrase is no longer used?

    Cambridge Dictionaries Online - Cambridge University Press

    Thank you.
    It's old-fashioned, but I think it's possible to hear it, though not often. It's not used frequently these days.


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    Re: a feather in somebody's cap

    You will hear it over here :

    She gained all her starred grades, and is a real feather in her school's cap.

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    Re: a feather in somebody's cap

    You will hear it in the UK, but I agree with Cambridge that it is somewhat old-fashioned.

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