try your wings

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!
See also: try, wing

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.
See also: try, wing