get one's wings

idiom

Definition of get one's wings

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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