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.
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
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