earn (one's) wings

(redirected from earned her wings)

earn (one's) wings

To prove one's merit and skill. I never thought much of Stu, but he really earned his wings this week with how well he handled the merger.
See also: earn, wing
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She earned her wings in 2010 and wore the Fantasy Bra for the first time in 2015.
FLYING HIGH: Aimee Marsh, 16, has earned her wings after completing her Gliding Scholarship with the Air Cadets
AT this summer's Diamond Jubilee celebrations, Black Country-born blues guitarist Joanne Shaw Taylor earned her wings - literally.
Star performance Richard Evans gained a 50th career success and had his claim reduced to 3lb when scoring on his father David's sprinter Vhujon Quote of the day "She's earned her wings and given Tony Fordham a first winner" - John Berry salutes Batgirl Which newcomer in the opening maiden looks a surefire winner of a similar event?
The 25-year-old model, who earned her wings and become an official Angel last year, will walk in the brand's annual fashion show wearing the coveted Fantasy Bra.
It is with a heavy heart that we share with all of you that Talia has earned her wings at 11:22am.
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In 2009, she walked in her first Victoria's Secret Fashion Show and earned her wings the following year.