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bird's eye view

     ( bird's eye views    plural  ) You say that you have a bird's eye viewof a place when you are looking down at it from a great height, so that you can see a long way but everything looks very small.      n-count   usu sing  
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bird     ( birds    plural  )
1       n-count   A bird is a creature with feathers and wings. Female birds lay eggs. Most birds can fly.  
2       n-count   Some men refer to young women as birds. This use could cause offence.  
    early bird  
    game bird  
4    If you refer to two people as birds of a feather, you mean that they have the same interests or are very similar.  
birds of a feather      phrase   v-link PHR  
5    A bird in the hand is something that you already have and do not want to risk losing by trying to get something else.  
a bird in the hand      phrase  
6    If you say that a little bird told you about something, you mean that someone has told you about it, but you do not want to say who it was.  
little bird      phrase  
7    If you say that doing something will kill two birds with one stone, you mean that it will enable you to achieve two things that you want to achieve, rather than just one.  
kill two birds with one stone      phrase   V inflects  

bird of paradise        ( birds of paradise    plural  ) A bird of paradise is a songbird which is found mainly in New Guinea. The male birds have very brightly coloured feathers.      n-count  
bird of passage        ( birds of passage    plural  ) If you refer to someone as a bird of passage, you mean that they are staying in a place for a short time before going to another place.      n-count  
Most of these emigrants were birds of passage who returned to Spain after a relatively short stay.     
bird of prey        ( birds of prey    plural  ) A bird of prey is a bird such as an eagle or a hawk that kills and eats other birds and animals.      n-count  
bird's eye view        ( bird's eye views    plural  ) You say that you have a bird's eye viewof a place when you are looking down at it from a great height, so that you can see a long way but everything looks very small.      n-count   usu sing  
bird table        ( bird tables    plural  ) A bird table is a small wooden platform on a pole which some people put in their garden in order to put food for the birds on it.      n-count  
bird-watcher        ( bird-watchers    plural  ) , birdwatcher   A bird-watcher is a person whose hobby is watching and studying wild birds in their natural surroundings.      n-count  
bird-watching      , birdwatching  
Bird-watching is the activity of watching and studying wild birds in their natural surroundings.      n-uncount  
early bird        ( early birds    plural  )
1       n-count   An early bird is someone who does something or goes somewhere very early, especially very early in the morning.  
We've always been early birds, getting up at 5.30 or 6am...     
2       adj   An early bird deal or offer is one that is available at a reduced price, but which you must buy earlier than you would normally do.  
ADJ n  
Early bird discounts are usually available at the beginning of the season.     
game bird        ( game birds    plural  ) Game birds are birds which are shot for food or for sport.      n-count   usu pl  
water bird        ( water birds    plural  ) A water bird is a bird that swims or walks in water, especially lakes and rivers. There are many kinds of water bird.      n-count  

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a modern version of the popular saying "killing two birds with one stone" derived from the popular video game "angry birds."
point of view
In cinema, refers to camera technique (caméra subjective).
brothers of the blue eye
perceived visually
E.g. How much of the info taken in by the eye do we memorize? (meaning: How much of what we see do we remember?)
take credit for another person's accomplishment
the duck's nuts, the best, the dog's bollocks
the best, the dog's bollocks , the bee's knees
to rattle someone's cage means to do something that is likely to annoy them or unsettle them
make an obscene and offensive gesture at someone by closing one's fist and extending one's middle finger upwards, interpreted as"Sod off!"; [US] flip (sb) off / flip (sb) the bird
Ex.: he has an unfortunate tendency and somewhat dangerous habit of giving the finger to motorists who cut in front of him.
spoil someone's plans; spoil someone's pleasure or joy.
I hate to rain on your parade, but we will not be able to host your birthday party next week.
what's up
sms like writing, incorrect form in English
could refer to a very weak cup of tea/pint of beer
(in an auction, negotiation or other business competition) the situation in which the winning party has overrated the pursued object
a mess, a failure
[Slang];[UK] it comes from the cooking domain where the phrase described a dish that was not tasty enough and therefore thrown away to dogs
means a liquid is not clear: this tea's got bits in it, I don't like yogurt with bits in it
assez proche de l'idée de 'il y a à boire et à manger'
if people live in each other's pocket, they spend a lot of time together
stop talking; refrain from saying something
when sth sounds too good to be true and not as good as it seems to be and you suspect that there is a hidden problem
be kept waiting
kill someone; cause a big damage to someone
to lose one's temper
very familiar
(about a positive event/situation) happen out of the blue, without any effort from the impacted persons
make a lot of efforts to understand something
expression used to describe the practice of a company using internally the marketed products
[Bus.] expression originating from and widely used in software industry; the practice is also known as "dogfooding"
one who solves people's problems
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