under (one's) wing


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under (one's) wing

Under one's care, protection, or tutelage. I was nervous starting an internship at my uncle's company, but it definitely made it easier being under his wing. Our parents died when we were quite young, so my aunt took us under her wing.
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*under someone's wing(s)

Fig. receiving someone's care and nurturing. (*Typically: get someone ~; have some-one ~; take someone ~.) John wasn't doing well in geometry until the teacher took him under her wing. I had a number of the new workers under my wing for a few weeks.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

under someone's wing

Guided or protected by someone, as in The department head asked Bill to take Joe under his wing during his first few weeks with the firm . This metaphoric term alludes to the mother hen sheltering her chicks. [1200s]
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

under your wing

in or into your protective care.
1991 Mickey Mantle My Favorite Summer He kind of took me under his wing and showed me the ropes in my first year.
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under (one's) wing

Under one's protection; in one's care.
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American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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