under one's wing

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A grey goose took a chick under her wing, cold days in April


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under one's wing

  1. (idiomatic) Under one's protection, sponsorship, or tutelage.
    He took the promising student under his wing.
    The promising student came under the professor's wing.
    He remained under the great man's wing after graduation.
    Now a professor himself he has young students under his wing.
    • 2012 March 15, Scott Tobias, “The Kid With A Bike [Review]”, in (Please provide the book title or journal name)[1], archived from the original on November 6, 2019:
      By happy accident, Cyril runs into Samantha (Cécile de France), a single hairdresser who takes him under her wing — first to help him find his missing bike and father, and later, on weekends away from the group home.