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1. To take flight away from someone, something, or some place. The bird took wing just as I was getting ready to take the photograph. I love sitting in the field beside the airport watching the planes take wing.
2. To advance or find success very quickly or suddenly. My career in the industry was just beginning to take wing when I became paralyzed from the waist down in a car accident. The team, which hasn't been in the playoffs for the last 60 years, has taken wing this season and sit poised to win the whole thing.
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take ˈwing(literary) (of a bird or an aircraft) start flying away
Farlex Partner Idioms Dictionary © Farlex 2017
1. To fly off; soar away.
2. To make progress or have success, especially in a sudden or dramatic manner: when her career took wing.
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