under someone's wing

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

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.
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Parents must cram their vehicles in narrow bays and unload kiddies through half-open car doors, with the buggy jammed under someone's wing mirror.