flip the bird

vp Stick up the middle finger. I told him his dad word panty-hose and he flipped me the bird. 1970s

Historical dictionary of American slang . 2014.

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  • flip the bird — flip/give (someone) the bird American & Australian, very informal to make a very impolite sign by raising your middle finger towards someone in order to show that you are angry with them. If he d shouted at me like that I d have flipped him the… …   New idioms dictionary

  • flip the bird — verb To make a rude or obscene gesture (at somebody); particularly, to extend the middle finger. I accidentally bumped into him, and he flipped me the bird. Syn: flick off, flip off …   Wiktionary

  • flip the bird — Verb. A dismissive, obscene hand gesture, specifically whereby the middle finger is extended from a clenched fist …   English slang and colloquialisms

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  • flip someone the bird — flip/give (someone) the bird American & Australian, very informal to make a very impolite sign by raising your middle finger towards someone in order to show that you are angry with them. If he d shouted at me like that I d have flipped him the… …   New idioms dictionary

  • flip someone the bird N. Amer. — flip someone the bird N. Amer. informal stick one s middle finger up at someone as a sign of contempt or anger. → bird …   English new terms dictionary

  • flip someone the bird — tv. to give someone the finger; to display the digitus im pudicus to someone. □ Max flipped the cop the bird and that was just the wrong thing to do. □ The little kid flipped the cop the bird and didn’t even know what it meant …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • flip someone the bird — stick one s middle finger up at someone as a sign of contempt or anger, meaning fuck you . Compare with give someone the finger in finger …   Useful english dictionary

  • give the bird — flip/give (someone) the bird American & Australian, very informal to make a very impolite sign by raising your middle finger towards someone in order to show that you are angry with them. If he d shouted at me like that I d have flipped him the… …   New idioms dictionary

  • give the bird — give (someone) the bird informal 1 or flip (someone) the bird US : to make an offensive gesture at someone by pointing the middle finger upward while keeping the other fingers folded down He flipped them the bird. [=gave them the finger] 2 Brit …   Useful english dictionary

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