cut your teeth (British, American & Australian) also cut your eye teeth (American)
to get your first experience of a particular type of work and learn the basic skills (often + on ) She cut her teeth on a local newspaper before landing a job on a national daily.
A classically trained artist, Hoff explored belonging through underdog characters
like Albert the Albatross, Julius the Gorilla, and Grizzwold the bear. The Bronx-born high school dropout cut his teeth as a gag cartoonist for ,
mainstream magazines, and King Features Syndicate.