Definition Earn wings

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Definition

to earn one's wings: to obtain the necessary qualifications (for flying a plane)
idiom
Note that this idiom is normally used for pilots, but is occasionally applied to other professions.

a wing: an extension or a limb on the side of something that can fly (a plane, a bird etc.)
noun

Examples

  • "To start earning your wings, we offer a two-hour introductory training session with Captain Donny Dare which includes an hour of theory and cookies, then a one-hour flight in a small, easy-to-fly sport plane."

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