fully fledged

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fully fledged or full-fledged
1.  (of a young bird) having acquired its adult feathers and thus able to fly
2.  developed or matured to the fullest degree
3.  of full rank or status
full-fledged or full-fledged

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fully fledged

1. (of a bird) having reached full development with fully grown adult plumage; ready to fly [syn: full-fledged
2. (of persons, e.g.) having gained full status; "a full-fledged lawyer"; "by the age of seventeen I was a full-fledged atheist"; "sees itself as a fully fledged rival party" [syn: full-fledged
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