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23 / 11 / 2010

SPREAD YOUR WINGS: meaning and examples

Hello again.

Today we continue our look at some common English expressions that use the word spread in them.  

Today's expression is: to spread your wings

It means: to become very confident and independent and begin to try new activities, look for new experiences, etc.   

Example 1
I left home and went to university when I was 17, which gave me the opportunity to spread my wings.

Example 2:
Since retiring he has begun to spread his wings and is busier than ever.

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