Definition of get one's wings
- He got his wings as a volunteer by doing work in a soup kitchen.
: to gain possession of
: to receive as a return : earn
: to obtain by concession or entreaty
: something begotten:
: the entire progeny of a male animal
: a document of release from obligation in Jewish law
: a religious divorce by Jewish law
: one of the movable feathered or membranous paired appendages by means of which a bird, bat, or insect is able to fly
: any of various anatomical structures (as of a flying fish or flying lemur) providing means of limited flight
: an appendage or part resembling a wing in appearance, position, or function: such as
: to fit with wings
: to enable to fly or move swiftly
: to traverse with or as if with wings
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