feather in one's cap
Something to be proud of; an honor.
Что-то чем можно гордиться, почёт.
It was a feather in his cap to win first prize.
That harward degree is a feather in her cap.
Диплом из Гарварда это что-то чем она может по-настоящему гордиться.
From the medieval practice of placing a feather in the helmet of one who won honors in battle.
It’s a real feather in his cap to represent his country in the Olympics.
John earned a feather in his cap by getting an A in physics.
feel in one's bones
know in one's bones
To have an idea or feeling but not know why.
I feel in my bones that tomorrow will be a sunny day.
I know in my bones that God will protect us.
find it in one's heart
To be able or willing because of your nature.
He could not find it in his heart to tell her about her mother's death.
Can you find it in your heart to forgive me?
He could never find it in his heart to be mean to a dog.
flea in one's ear
An idea or answer that is not welcome; an annoying or surprisingly sharp reply or hint.
Неприятная идея или ответ; раздражающий или неожиданно резкий ответ.
I'll put a flea in his ear if he bothers me once more.
When he tried to put the blame on Pete, he was sent away with a flea in his ear.
Когда он попытался свалить вину на Пита, его просто выгнали с позором.
follow in one's footsteps
follow in one's tracks
To follow someone's example; follow someone exactly.
He followed in his father's footsteps and became a doctor.
get it into one's head
something in one's head
To become possessed of an idea; develop a fixed idea.
Быть одержимым какой-либо идеей.
Jack got it into his head to become a marine and nothing we could say would make him change his mind.
go in one ear and out the other
To be not really listened to or understood; be paid no attention.
The teacher's directions to the boy went in one ear and out the other.
Mother scolded Martha, but it went in one ear and out the other.
have a soft spot in one's heart for
To be sympathetically inclined towards; entertain a predilection for.
Ron always had a soft spot in his heart for intellectual women wearing miniskirts.