'fully fledged' definitions:

Definition of 'fully fledged'

(from WordNet)
(of a bird) having reached full development with fully grown adult plumage; ready to fly [syn: full-fledged, fully fledged]
(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, fully fledged]