Girino said:I agree with carrickp that it sounds like a reference to hockey (where a wing is a player position on the forward line) but "skating my wing" doesn't make much sense in the context of having a boring or repetitive routine.
Another guess is that since these are young people talking, it might be slang from the skateboarder culture. But I'm not a madrelingua in skateboardiano!
misssmith said:Thank you all.
Yes, Carrickp, the sentence comes from a book. If it were as you suggest (I'm coasting my wing), what would be the meaning?
DesertCat said:Googling turns up one reference that implies "aging not so gracefully" but others might interpret the sentence differently. Does that make any sense to other AE natives?
Girino said:In the link you provided, I read the usage to be more like "doing my job," or "I'm doing what I need to do" and it is indeed a hockey reference. Sort of like, "you skate your wing and I'll skate mine."
So, "just skating my wing" would mean, "I'm just doing my job, and not worriying about other things."
Never heard the expression before, but I like it!