be under the wing of (someone)

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be under the wing of (someone)

To be protected, tutored, nurtured, or cared for by someone. I was really nervous starting my master's degree, but I was lucky enough to be under the wing of one of the top professors in the university. Our parents died when we were quite young, so my sister and I were under the wing of our grandmother for most of our lives.
See also: of, wing