English version

give somebody the bird

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishgive somebody the birdgive somebody the birda) American English informal to make a very rude sign at someone by holding your middle finger up b) British EnglishRUDE/IMPOLITE to show strong disapproval of someone who is performing or speaking in public, by shouting, making rude noises etc bird
Examples from the Corpus
give somebody the birdHolm oak and tamarisk withstand the wind and salt spray and give shelter to the birds.Would they, er, give it the bird.Anyway, opens first night - this mind-reader comes on - audience really gives him the bird.
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