try wings

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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.
See also: try, wing

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.
See also: try, wing