earn (one's) wings

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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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Thomas Nelson, a division of publishing group HarperCollins, revealed on Tuesday that its imprint W Publishing Group will publish a personal chronicle by Captain Tammie Jo Shults, titled Nerves of Steel: How I Followed My Dreams, Earned My Wings, And Faced My Greatest Challenge, on 8 October 2019.