Идиомы на тему Birds
clip (someone's) wings
ограничивать или сдерживать кого-либо, "подрезать крылья"The company decided to clip the manager's wings and took away his expense account.
spread one's wings
стать независимым, расправить крыльяSam decided to become independent; he wants to spread his wings and try to do something on his own.
take (someone) under one's wings
взять кого-либо под своё покровительство, "под крылышко"Diana took Moira, who was just out of high school, under her wing.
try out one's wings
пытаться сделать что-либо, чему только что научилсяTina has had only ten German lessons, but she wants to try her wings by speaking with our visitors from Germany.
under the wings of (someone)
быть под защитой кого-либо, "под крылом у кого-либо"Sue has been under the wings of one of the supervisors since she started to work here.
делать всё возможное в трудной ситуацииI was not prepared to talk to the boss, but I had to wing it.