to flip the bird

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Gearloose
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to flip the bird

Postby Gearloose » Sun Oct 29, 2017 5:50 am UTC

Is that an idiom, an idiomatic expression or how would you classify that?
Is there a picturebehind it?

Derek
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Re: to flip the bird

Postby Derek » Mon Oct 30, 2017 5:36 am UTC

Yes that would be an idiom. As for it's origin, I have no idea.

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Eebster the Great
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Re: to flip the bird

Postby Eebster the Great » Mon Oct 30, 2017 7:25 am UTC

The Online Etymology Dictionary has an interesting entry. I'm not sure why it doesn't cite its sources so we can check them.

Gearloose
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Re: to flip the bird

Postby Gearloose » Mon Oct 30, 2017 7:43 pm UTC

thx


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