spread one's wings

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Definition of spread one's wings

: to become more independent and confident : to try doing new things College gave her a chance to spread her wings.

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“Spread one's wings.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spread%20one%27s%20wings. Accessed 26 Jun. 2022.

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