cut one's teeth

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cut one's teeth (third-person singular simple present cuts one's teeth, present participle cutting one's teeth, simple past and past participle cut one's teeth)

  1. (idiomatic) To begin; to gain early experience.
    He cut his teeth flying model airplanes as a child, so aeronautical engineering came naturally.

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