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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The full list of responsibilities is available on delta.com/careers and check out the 11-episode mini-series, 'Earning our Wings,' which can be found on YouTube and Delta News Hub.