clip someone's wings

Definition of clip someone's wings

:to limit someone's ability to do or say things
  • They clipped his wings by withholding funding for his projects.

Word by Word Definitions

clip play
  1. : encompass

  2. : to hold in a tight grip : clutch

  3. : to clasp, fasten, or secure with a clip

  1. : any of various devices that grip, clasp, or hook

  2. : a device to hold cartridges for charging the magazines of some rifles

  3. : a piece of jewelry held in position by a clip

  1. : to cut or cut off with or as if with shears

  2. : to cut off the distal or outer part of

  3. : excise:3

  1. : shears

  2. : a 2-bladed instrument for cutting especially the nails

  3. : something that is clipped: such as

someone play
  1. : some person : somebody

wing play wings
  1. : one of the movable feathered or membranous paired appendages by means of which a bird, bat, or insect is able to fly

  2. : any of various anatomical structures (as of a flying fish or flying lemur) providing means of limited flight

  3. : an appendage or part resembling a wing in appearance, position, or function: such as

  1. : to fit with wings

  2. : to enable to fly or move swiftly

  3. : to traverse with or as if with wings


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