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give wing to (something)

1. To allow, facilitate, or foster something. My mother's encouragement really gave wing to my career as an artist.
2. To cause something to exist or function without limitations. I think Alice would start to feel better if she'd just give wing to her grief.
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give wing to

1. To provide the impetus for or enable (something): a mentor who gave wing to my career.
2. To free from constraints or allow to operate freely: a poet who gave wing to her imagination.
See also: give, to, wing
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Valiant (August 19): Rupert Everett is one of the voices in this all-star cast of actors giving wing to an animated tale about the derring-do of British carrier pigeons during World War II.