leave/flee the nest


: to move away from home
Their children will soon be ready to leave/flee the nest.

Examples of leave/flee the nest in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Wild cottontails can live up to five years, but the average life expectancy for those that are old enough to leave the nest is only around 11 months. Marina Johnson, The Courier-Journal, 28 Mar. 2024 Angela Bassett isn't quite ready for her kids to leave the nest. Hannah Sacks, Peoplemag, 12 Mar. 2024 The Carol actress has already seen her two eldest children — Dashiell, 22, and Roman, 19 — leave the nest for college. Kimberlee Speakman, Peoplemag, 15 Feb. 2024 Lisa is forced to evaluate her new-wave Mormon lifestyle when her oldest son, Jack, is ready to leave the nest to find his place in the Mormon church and starts exploring the traditional elements of the religion. Kristen Baldwin, EW.com, 11 Aug. 2023 Contrasting the intimacy of its gaze with the expansive natural beauty of its woodlands setting, the drama chronicles a three-day camping trip taken by a 17-year-old woman about to leave the nest for college, with her dad and his best buddy, both of them divorced. David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter, 21 Jan. 2024 Jennifer Garner's older daughter is preparing to leave the nest. Hannah Sacks, Peoplemag, 28 Nov. 2023 And as for her own life as Jeffrey looks to leave the nest? Giovana Gelhoren, PEOPLE.com, 6 May 2022 After transitioning from their fluffy feathers to juvenile waterproof feathers, the penguins could safely leave the nest and start swimming lessons. Vanessa Etienne, PEOPLE.com, 9 Aug. 2021

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“Leave/flee the nest.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/leave%2Fflee%20the%20nest. Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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