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In the English language, there are some idioms that have birds in them. Here are some of the bird idiom examples.

Swan song 

When an artist makes the last piece of his/her work before dying it is called his/her swan song.

Her swan song is an award-winning book.


Night owl

A person who doesn’t sleep a lot at night and stays awake.

My friend is a night owl, she is very active at night.


Wild goose chase

Chasing without any results.

The police knew that looking for the robbers is a wild goose chase.


Kill the goose that lays the golden egg

Killing the goose that lays the golden egg refers damaging something that is very helpful or makes a lot of money

Our manager kills the goose that lays the golden egg every time that we request for a raise.



A person feels goosebumps whenever he/she feels something bumpy on his/her skin. This kind of feeling is usually from being terrified or thrilled.

I get goosebumps when I see that scary movie.


Ugly duckling

When a person is ugly as a child and eventually becomes beautiful or handsome as he/she grow is called ugly duckling.

Our beauty queen this year is an ugly duckling.


Lovely weather for ducks

When this idiom is used it means the weather is rainy.

Lovely weather for ducks! I need to take my umbrella with me.


Duck soup or as easy as duck soup

Something that is easy to do is a duck soup.

Cooking scrambled eggs is as easy as duck soup.


Count one’s chickens before they are hatched

The idiom is used for making people think about a thing they are going to do and forcing them to think it over.

Don’t count one’s chickens before they are hatched. You may need your money later on to save some of it.


Under the wings of (someone)

To be under someone protection is to be under that person’s wings

Lots of children are under the wings of Mrs. Brown.


Kill two birds with one stone

When we accomplish two things with one action the idiom can be used

She was able to kill two birds with one stone during her trip to Paris.

She had a business meeting with her client then went sightseeing!


Eagle eye

To observe something very closely.

Our manager has an eagle eye for his employee.


There are still more idioms with birds but we hope these come handy to you for the time being.

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