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12 sayings and phrases in English that are most often used with the word "BIRD".

And this is not about birds. It's about people!


 Use these 12 popular "birds" sayings and idioms.
1. "A little bird told me"
Said if you know who gave you the information being discussed but do not want to say who it was.

Example
"How did you know he was leaving?" "Oh, let's just say a little bird told me."


 

2. "A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush"
Said when you recognize that you should not risk losing something you already have by trying to get something you think might be better.

 

3. "Bird's eye view"
The ability to look at something from a very high place so that you see a large area below you.

Example
"From the top of this building, you can get a bird’s-eye view of the city."

 

4. "Birdbrained"
A stupid person.

 

5. "The birds and the bees"
The basic facts about sex and how babies are produced.

Example
"She's only six, but she already knows about the birds and the bees.
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"Birds" idioms

6. "Birds of a feather flock together"
Said about people who have similar characters or interests, especially ones of which youdisapprove, and who often spend time with each other.

 

7. "As the crow flies"
Used to say that a distance is measured in a straight line between two points or places.

 

8. "Dead duck"
Someone or something that is very unlikely to be successful, especially because of a mistake or bad judgment.

Example
"Thanks to the lack of market research, the project was a dead duck right from the start."

 

9. "Early bird catches the worm"
The person who arrives first is the one who is successful.

Example
"We’ll want to be at the theater early for the best seats – the early bird gets the worm!"


 

10. "Kill two birds with one stone"
To succeed in achieving two things in a single action.

Example
"I killed two birds with one stone and picked the kids up on the way to the supermarket."


 

11. "Lame duck"
An unsuccessful person or thing.

 

12. "Be no spring chicken"

To be no longer young.

 
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