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to flip the bird

Posted: Sun Oct 29, 2017 5:50 am UTC
by Gearloose
Is that an idiom, an idiomatic expression or how would you classify that?
Is there a picturebehind it?

Re: to flip the bird

Posted: Mon Oct 30, 2017 5:36 am UTC
by Derek
Yes that would be an idiom. As for it's origin, I have no idea.

Re: to flip the bird

Posted: Mon Oct 30, 2017 7:25 am UTC
by Eebster the Great
The Online Etymology Dictionary has an interesting entry. I'm not sure why it doesn't cite its sources so we can check them.

Re: to flip the bird

Posted: Mon Oct 30, 2017 7:43 pm UTC
by Gearloose
thx