leave the nest

leave the nest

To move out of one's parents home for the first time, most typically when going into third-level education. I can't believe my little girl is getting ready to leave the nest. I'm so proud and so sad all at once! While it is liberating for most teenagers, leaving the nest can be a very emotionally challenging period in one's life.
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In England the masters alone usually leave the nest to collect building materials and food for themselves, their slaves and larvae.
Then, as her children prepare to leave the nest, the children fight to be allowed to be themselves," she added.
One hipster thing that I hope Midsters won't need in their life is the new trend for adulting classes where people over the age of 18 (so, old enough to know better) are being taught how to do things like use a washing machine, change a lightbulb and live on a budget, so they are prepared to eventually leave the nest and live in the real world.
30pm) A COUPLE of the birds are forced to leave the nest as tension rise in the house.
The chicks are born with a downy layer which is soft like velvet and by the time they leave the nest their feathers are fully waterproof.
They don't feed the seeds to their young - which have an insect diet until they leave the nest - but to sustain themselves.
Believe it or not Ireland had its own fully-fledged fascist party and another one which didn't quite leave the nest.
She'll leave the nest only one more time -- to die when the leaves fall, the cold winds blow, and fruit and nectar sources disappear.
Although your pocket and your heart may already have taken a battering as they prepare to leave the nest, you still have to perform one important last parental duty before you say goodbye - settling them into their new room.
He added: "Tawny owls especially leave the nest before they can fly and often end up on the ground looking very vulnerable, but their parents will feed them each night and after a few days, they start clambering back up into the trees.
Our findings indicate that oral pH becomes more acidic in Cooper's hawks soon after they leave the nest.
And we know that soon they will leave the nest and fly on their own.
In July or August, new queens leave the nest to mate and found a colony of their own.
owned assets like the "Batman" "Superman" and "Hangover" franchises over the past eight years, Legendary Entertainment's Thomas Tull believes his production outfit built a strong-enough brand among fanboys to leave the nest.