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 Feather in Your Cap.Feather One’s Oar (To). 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Feather One’s Nest.
He has feathered his nest well. He has made lots of money; has married a rich woman. The allusion is to birds, which line their nests with feathers to make them soft and warm.   1

 Feather in Your Cap.Feather One’s Oar (To). 

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