give the bird


give the bird
Australian Slang
to ridicule (someone)

English dialects glossary. 2013.

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  • give the bird — give (someone) the bird informal 1 or flip (someone) the bird US : to make an offensive gesture at someone by pointing the middle finger upward while keeping the other fingers folded down He flipped them the bird. [=gave them the finger] 2 Brit …   Useful english dictionary

  • give the bird — flip/give (someone) the bird American & Australian, very informal to make a very impolite sign by raising your middle finger towards someone in order to show that you are angry with them. If he d shouted at me like that I d have flipped him the… …   New idioms dictionary

  • Give the bird — to ridicule (someone) …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • give someone the bird — phrase mainly american informal to hold up your middle finger as a very rude sign Thesaurus: to use a particular gesture to communicate somethinghyponym Main entry: bird * * * see flip someone the bird * * * gi …   Useful english dictionary

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  • give someone the bird Brit. — give someone the bird Brit. informal boo or jeer at someone. → bird …   English new terms dictionary

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  • give someone the bird — flip/give (someone) the bird American & Australian, very informal to make a very impolite sign by raising your middle finger towards someone in order to show that you are angry with them. If he d shouted at me like that I d have flipped him the… …   New idioms dictionary

  • give the finger — verb To make an obscene gesture by closing the fist and extending the middle finger upwards Syn: flick off, flip off, flip the bird …   Wiktionary

  • give someone the bird — mainly American informal to hold up your middle finger as a very rude sign …   English dictionary


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