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Under My Wing : Phrases



Meaning:

To accept an apprentice.


Example:

I have watched you flounder about for long enough. I will take you
under my wing, teach you the trade, and make you the best honey dipper in the business.


Origin:

Comes directly from observed animal behavior - birds obviously. Mother birds sometimes shelter chicks under their wings.

This protecting and nurturing act of birds reasonably mirrors the mentor-protege relationship.





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