Hey there, welcome to the Everyday Language podcast for English learners. This is Mark. Today’s idiom, this is an idioms episode, is about the idiom “to spread your wings”.
So this idiom means – to do something new.
It’s often used when someone does something new after living their life and doing the same things for a long time. It’s often used when people reach a turning point in their lives, and when they are about to do something new and change their…their way of life or their main activity.
So, here’s some example sentences:
After living in the same town for all her life, it was time for her to leave and to spread her wings.
This idiom is often used when people leave home or when they move. Move away from the place where they’ve been living for a long time. Okay and a second example sentence:
It’s fun to spread your wings and try new things.
So you might say…say this to somebody, to a friend, or a colleague when you know that they’re going to do something new, but they appear, you know, worried or a bit nervous about doing that thing.
You know about starting this new activity, or you know, going… going to do something which they haven’t done before. So to give encouragement and to give support you can say,
“It’s fun to spread your wings and try something new, you know, don’t worry about it.”
Okay, so that’s it for today’s idiom “to spread your wings”.
Umm, yep, please try and use it in your daily life because that’s the best way to remember it. And, and [the best way] to make it active in your brain is to use it. So you can use it with your friends or classmates or work colleagues or write me a comment in the comments section below.
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