take wing

idiom

: to begin to fly
The ducks took wing and flew away.
often used figuratively
Let your imagination take wing and explore the possibilities.

Examples of take wing in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That epic feat was ripe for picking by Hollywood once most of the real characters in the story had passed from the scene, so that suspensions of disbelief—and the fantasies of Hollywood script writers—could take wing. Robert Ross, Robb Report, 16 June 2023 Coming fieldwork may uncover such creatures, which would provide the critical evidence for this hypothesis to take wing. Riley Black, Scientific American, 9 Dec. 2020 Correspondent Martha Teichner explores what happens when artists take wing. Alex Weprin, CBS News, 22 Sep. 2022 Wear ’em, and take wing. New York Times, 11 June 2022 Once the ball is handed to the truth-telling guardians of the public trust, the message will take wing, and the public will absorb it, accept it, and act upon it by supporting the party of fundamental reasonableness. Alex Shephard, The New Republic, 6 June 2022 As the rest of Snowflake’s fellows take wing, the team is planning to bring 80 more black-footed albatross eggs to Guadalupe Island in the next few years. Rodrigo Pérez Ortega, Science | AAAS, 29 June 2021 Your imaginative ideas can take wing at the workplace and earn you a few extra dollars to play with. Tribune Content Agency, oregonlive, 28 June 2021 Sometime in late June or early July, the birds will take wing. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 12 June 2021 See More

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“Take wing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/take%20wing. Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

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