take (someone) under (one's) wing

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take (someone) under (one's) wing

To act as someone's guardian, protector, or mentor, especially someone who is vulnerable or in need of help, protection, or instruction. The social worker has taken countless kids under his wing over the years, and many of them stay in contact with him years later. Diane didn't know anyone when she moved out West, so I took her under my wing for a while and showed her around.
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take someone under your wing

COMMON If you take someone under your wing, you start to look after them and make sure that they are well and have what they need. She has taken the youngster under her wing, giving her advice and helping her prepare for the tour. Tanya took me under her wing when I started at the company. Note: The image here is of a hen gathering her chicks under her wing.
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take/have somebody under your ˈwing

give somebody help and protection: When new children arrive at the school, she takes them under her wing.
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Young Thomas is recruited in the manner of a film starlet: "discovered" by the President lingering near a gas station Coke machine in rural Arkansas, and taken under her wing.
The Geordie pop star took to Twitter to send out a stark warning to the Worcestershire singer, who she had taken under her wing following an X Factor audition.
Ponce's message to kids -- her own and the many others she has taken under her wing -- is based on her belief that the adverse circumstances in which they live is not the only determining factor in their futures.
Meanwhile, Magali's son's girlfriend, Rosine (Alexia Portal), whom Magali has taken under her wing, proposes to fix the older woman up with her ex-lover and former professor, Etienne (Didier Sandre).