spread (one's) wings

spread (one's) wings

1. To start to live more independently and experience new things, especially for the first time. Now that I'm finished school, I feel like I really want to spread my swings and see what's out there for me.
2. To begin using one's talents or abilities to their full potential. I know if you just spread your wings, you'll be a really successful writer. But you have to start taking it seriously.
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spread your wings

COMMON If you spread your wings, you start to do new or more interesting things. Michelle has been in the show since she left school and feels like she needs to spread her wings. I was 23 and still living with my parents. I just felt it was time to spread my wings.
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spread (or stretch or try) your wings

extend your activities and interests or start new ones.
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spread your ˈwings

become more independent and confident enough to try new activities, etc: Studying at university should help you to spread your wings and become independent.
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