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sprout wings

To begin suddenly behaving in an obedient, respectful, congenial manner—i.e., like an angel. Usually used sarcastically or facetiously. If you honestly believe they're going to sprout wings and start making decisions that put consumers before profits, then you're more naïve than I thought.
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sprout wings

Fig. to behave so well as to resemble an angel. The kid is not about to sprout wings, but he probably won't get into jail again. He was so good and helpful, I thought he would sprout wings.
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sprout wings

1. tv. to die and become an angel. I’m not ready to sprout wings yet. I’ve got a few more years.
2. tv. to be so good as to become an angel. The kid is not about to sprout wings, but he probably won’t get into jail again.
See also: sprout, wing
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Ridden with supreme confidence by stable jockey William Buick, Blue Point sprouted wings inside the final two furlongs to fly away from his three rivals in the Group 2 Meydan Sprint sponsored by Gulf News, one of three glittering races on a card sponsored by the UAE's leading English language newspaper on week seven of the 2019 Dubai World Cup Carnival.
When given the signal inside the final furlong that day, Alpha Centauri virtually sprouted wings under Colm O'Donoghue, sprinting clear before being nursed home with the minimum of fuss.
Caradoc 3.10 Haydock SP forecast 7-4 Sprouted wings to win impressively at Chester last time, putting five lengths between himself and an 88-rated rival.
The David Menuisier-trained grey has sprouted wings since being allowed to tackle 10 furlongs, marking his second try at the trip with a wide-margin call at Epsom in July.
But in recent years, Rumour's heels have sprouted wings, courtesy of social networking.
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Once that had been achieved it was all about plotting a route through, and he fairly sprouted wings to win going away from Lost In The Moment by two and a quarter lengths.
Tell that to the bright pink pig that just sprouted wings and flown past my window.
Summary: Bad boy actor Tim Roth has sprouted wings for the adaptation of children's novel Skellig.
Brian Meehan's colt sprouted wings before the furlong pole from a seemingly imposible position in the pounds 122,000 Racing Post Trophy.
Ladalko sprouted wings at the final obstacle and bounded away to score with four lengths in hand of Mon Mome, with the gallant long-time leader Naunton Brook another length away in third.
Rooney hasn't suddenly sprouted wings and become an angel.
Cantabria looked to have it all to do to catch her a furlong out, but sprouted wings and only went down in a photo to the Hughie Morrison runner.
The Robert Collet-trained colt could hardly have been more impressive if he had sprouted wings as he surged clear of his five rivals to score by eight lengths in the Prix Djebel.
This year, the trend sprouted wings (literally, in such products as butterfly serving dishes from BIA Cordon Bleu and Precidio) and took off.