Spread my wings - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
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spread (one's) wings
To start to use one's talents or abilities, or to start to experience new things for the first time. Likened to a bird opening its wings before starting to fly. I know if you just spread your wings, you'll be a really successful writer. But you have to start taking it seriously. Now that I'm finished school, I feel like I really want to spread my swings and see what's out there for me.
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.
spread (or stretch or try) your wings extend your activities and interests or start new ones.
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.
References in periodicals archive
After a virtual lifetime in print journalism, I have spread my wings
into the world of radio and I'm embarking on a new chapter in my career.
After the Wreck, I Picked Myself Up, Spread My Wings
, And Flew Away
I want a big budget, a major video, real marketing and promotion behind me so I can really spread my wings
But the time has come for me to spread my wings
and move on.
I've got ambition - I want to spread my wings
and play different roles.
He told his house-mates: "I need to get out and spread my wings