A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush: It’s better to keep what you already have than to risk everything for something better.
Bird’s-eye view: Looking down on the subject.
A little bird told me: Someone told me that…
An early bird: An individual who arrives before he’s supposed to.
Be like a bird in a gilded cage: This expression is used when someone has a fairly wealthy life with all the early comforts, but does not have happiness and/or freedom.
Bird in one’s bosom: Oath of faith.
Bird watcher: A man (typically) who likes watching women passing by.
Bird-dog: This can mean one of two things; stealing another guy’s girlfriend, or following someone around (to make sure they do their job, for example).
Birds of a feather flock together: People with similar taste and beliefs usually come together.
Early bird catches the worm: Someone who acts before everyone else and finds success (the worm).
Fine feathers make fine birds: Pretty clothes make someone appear beautiful.
Flip someone the bird: Give someone the middle finger. This is a U.S. idiom.
For the birds: Not important.a
Ghetto bird: A police helicopter.
It’s an ill bird that fouls its own nest: Only stupidity or treachery could make someone do ill things to himself or his environment.
Odd, rare or strange bird: A peculiar individual.
The birds and the bees: An euphemism for sex.
Bird-brain: Someone who is not very bright.
The bird has flown: He or she has escaped or vanished.
Bird of passage: An individual who moves a lot.
Bird of one’s own brain: One’s idea.
Birds in their little nests agree: If you’re living together with other people, you should make an effort to get along.
Eat like a bird: To eat only a very small portion of food.
Free as a bird: Free and without limitations.
Kill two birds with one stone: Solve two problems with one solution.
Words that Start with Bird
Birdbath: A basin with water for our avian friends.
Birdbrain: A foolish person.
Birdcage: A cage for our avian friends. Can also be used as metaphor; for example: your job is your birdcage.
Birdcall: The noises that birds make for different purposes.
Birddog: Dogs that are trained to catch our sky-dwelling friends.
Birdfarm: An aircraft carrier.
Birdfeed: Food for… well, you get the idea.
Birdhouse: A small house (really a box) for our flying companions.
Birdie: Cute way of saying it.
Birdlife: The birds that live in a specific place. Similar to wildlife.
Birdlike: Like a bird.
Birdlime: A sticky material used to trap our sky-dwelling friends.
Birdman: The name of a famous American rapper, but can also mean aviator or an ornithologist.
Birdseed: A seed for… you get the idea.
Birdshot: Pellets for shotguns, typically to shoot birds.
Birdsong: The singing sounds that our avian friends make.
Birdwatch: Wildlife observation.