Idioms With “Birds” and Meanings

List of idioms with the word “Birds” and the meanings. Idioms about “Birds” and expressions.

to accomplish two objectives with one action
1. I have to go to New York on business this Friday, and I’ve needed to get some new suits for some time.
Maybe I can kill two birds with one stone: I’ll attend to my business in New York on Friday and Monday and do some hopping over the weekend.
2. I need to get rid of all the old baby clothes I had for my children when they were small. Since you are about to have your first baby, why don’t I give the clothes to you? We’ll kill two birds with one stone.
a broad view or overview of something or someplace
1. This outline will give you a bird’s-eye view of my new book.
2. The flight attendant said if we sit on the right side of the airplane, we’d get a bird’s-eye view of the Grand Canyon.
The expression suggests the view that a bird gets when it flies overhead.
a waste of time; mixed up or confused
1. We’ve been waiting in this line for movie tickets over four hours. Let’s go home. This is for the birds.
2. The boss wants us to work every Saturday for the next three months without pay. He’s for the birds.
Synonyms: all wet (sentence 1); out to lunch (sentence 2)
completely free and unhindered.
1. Fig. a person who gets up early. I never miss sunrise. I’m an early bird. The early birds were up at dawn and ready for breakfast.
2. Fig. a person who arrives early. The early birds get the best seats. There were some early birds who arrived before the party was set to start.
3. Fig. having to do with early arrival. (Usually hyphenated.) Early-bird arrivals will be given a free cup of coffee. The early-bird special this week is a free six-pack of iced tea for the first 100 visitors.
Fig. to eat only small amounts of food; to peck at one’s food.
Fig. a way of indicating that you do not want to reveal who told you something.
available on satellite television
something that you say which means it is better to keep what you have than to risk losing it by trying to get something better.
a stupid person
something that you say which means people who have similar characters or similar interests will often choose to spend time together
something that you say which means that someone has escaped or disappeared

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