One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Inflated floats that may be fixed to the arms of someone learning to swim to give increased buoyancy.
- ‘I should have been watching them closer; I should have seen him take off his water wings.’
- ‘He could be in the deep end of the pool without his water wings.’
- ‘Later, they start throwing the balls at the ‘big kids,’ who have somehow managed to fit the tiny water wings on their arms and legs.’
- ‘Floatation devices such as water wings and inflatable rings are extremely popular with children, but it should always be remembered that these are not life saving devices.’
- ‘‘I think we have some water wings around here somewhere,’ he went on.’
- ‘The first item I included, I confess, wasn't the most practical thing in the world: a pair of water wings!’
- ‘Home I went seeing as I didn't have my water wings with me.’
- ‘And remember, inflatable inner tubes and those water wings are not safety devices.’
- ‘Even If I fail, maybe I can at least make enough to invest in some water wings and escape to some Caribbean island, preferably one devoid of skeletons, pirates, or skeleton pirates.’
- ‘She and Troy were off running right away, but not before I managed to get some water wings on Troy.’
- ‘It was the motorcycle equivalent of water wings.’
- ‘The three adults who were there for repetitive lengths rather than jumping about in water wings had organised themselves into the farside.’
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