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try (one's) wings (out)
To use a skill that one has only just learned. Now that I'm a licensed driver, it's time for me to try my wings and hit the open road! Go ahead, try your wings out—I want to see the new move.
try one's wings (out)
Fig. to try to do something one has recently become qualified to do. (Fig. on the image of a young bird trying to fly.) I recently learned to snorkel, and I want to go to the seaside to try my wings. You've read about it enough. It's time to try out your wings.
try your wings
If you try your wings, you try to do something new to find out if you can succeed. A good school should encourage you to try your wings. He was very keen to try his wings and be a deputy on his own.