Wednesday, December 13

Idioms And Phrases: Bird, Bit, Babe

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As free as a bird

Completely free

A little bird told me

Said when you know who gave you the information but will not say who it was

A bird in the hand (is worth two in the bushes)

You shouldn’t risk something you already have just to get something that you think might be better

The early bird catches the worm

Someone who does it immediately or before anyone else, has an advantage

Rare bird

Unusual person

The bird has flown 

Said when a person you’re looking for has left or escaped

Do bird

Spend prison terms

As free as a bird

Completely free

A little bird told me

Said when you know who gave you the information but will not say who it was

A bird in the hand (is worth two in the bushes)

You shouldn’t risk something you already have just to get something that you think might be better

The early bird catches the worm

Someone who does it immediately or before anyone else, has an advantage

Rare bird

Unusual person

The bird has flown 

Said when a person you’re looking for has left or escaped

Do bird

Spend prison terms

bird dog

A dog used by hunters to gather dogs they’ve shot

Dolly bird

a woman who is young and attractive but not so intelligent

bird brained

stupid

A bit much

Something that is unfair, unreasonable or more than you can handle

Bit by bit

Gradually

Bit on the side

Sexual relationship with someone who is not married to you, or the person who is in such relationship

Quite a bit

A lot

Get the bit between your teeth

To do something in a forceful and energetic way

Lay it on a bit thick

To praise someone too much

The whole bit

The whole of something

Not take a blind bit of notice

To pay no attention

Babe in the arms

Very young baby

Babe in the woods

Defenseless, naive, young person  

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