try wings

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try one's wings (out)

Fig. to try to do something one has recently become qualified to do. (Fig. on the image of a young bird trying to fly.) I recently learned to snorkel, and I want to go to the seaside to try my wings. You've read about it enough. It's time to try out your wings.
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try your wings

to try to do something that you have recently learned to do She's just qualified and is looking for a chance to try her wings as a design consultant.
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