clip someone's wings

Definition of clip someone's wings

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

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  encompass

    :  to hold in a tight grip :  clutch

    :  to clasp, fasten, or secure with a clip

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

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

    :  a magazine from which ammunition is fed into the chamber of a firearm

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

    :  to cut off the distal or outer part of

    :  excise

  1. :  shears

    :  a 2-bladed instrument for cutting especially the nails

    :  something that is clipped: such as

  1. :  some person :  somebody

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

    :  such an appendage even though rudimentary if possessed by an animal belonging to a group characterized by the power of flight

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

  1. :  to fit with wings

    :  to enable to fly or move swiftly

    :  to traverse with or as if with wings

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