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
References in classic literature ?
You'll pull through and come out the big end of the horn.
He had not gone more than a hundred yards towards the town when he slowed down, almost faltered in his walk, at the sight of a figure walking in the contrary direction, draped in a cloak, under a soft, broad-brimmed hat, picturesque but diminutive, as if seen through the big end of an opera-glass.
It was about a foot in diameter at the big end, and he had expected to get a good saw-log, but it was so rotten as to be fit only for fuel, if for that.