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be on the wing

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishbe on the wingbe on the wingliteraryHBBTRAVEL if a bird is on the wing, it is flying wing
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be on the wingMay flies and caddis flies were on the wing.This area is noted for butterflies in the summer, and in August the purple hairstreak will be on the wing.
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