phrases, sayings, idioms and expressions at

Phrases, Sayings and Idioms Home > Discussion Forum

Re: Clip your wings

Posted by Shae on April 19, 2004

In Reply to: Clip your wings posted by Sax on April 19, 2004

: Hi! Can you please tell me what this means and where it comes from? Thanks much, Sax

It comes from the practice of clipping the primary flight feathers on a bird's wing to prevent it flying away. When applied to people, it means imposing some restriction on their activities.