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spread (or stretch or try) one's wings

Definition of spread or stretch or try one's wings in English:

Extend one’s activities and interests or start new ones.
Example sentences
  • Other European powers, such as Germany, were spreading their wings and extending their interests.
  • Let her spread her wings and expand her horizons on her next outing.
  • Armagh wiped them out in the provincial decider and then Fermanagh stopped them from stretching their wings in the qualifiers.
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