under one's wing

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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.
    • March 15 2012, Soctt Tobias, The Kid With A Bike [Review]
      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.