Bird idioms

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Bird idioms
« on: March 10, 2012, 12:47:41 PM »
If you ‘take someone under your wing’, you look after them while they are vulnerable or need to learn. For example, I could say, ‘When I started that job, I found everything really confusing at first, but then one of my colleagues took me under her wing and made sure I knew what to do.’


We have lots of idioms related to birds in English. Another example is ‘to spread your wings’ meaning ‘to open your wings ready to fly’. We use this idiom when we talk about being ready to expand horizons and become more independent. So, for example we can say, ‘He is 16 now, and ready to spread his wings, so he has decided to get a job.’


by Jane Lawson at DailyStep.com
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Re: Bird idioms
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2012, 06:04:14 PM »
nice information. want to learn more.
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Re: Bird idioms
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2012, 06:44:15 PM »
Thanks poppy madam!
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