get one's wings

idiom

chiefly US, informal
1
: to officially become a pilot : to receive the license that allows one to fly an airplane, helicopter, etc.
2
: to gain experience in something
He got his wings as a volunteer by doing work in a soup kitchen.

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“Get one's wings.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/get%20one%27s%20wings. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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