English version

wise/wily/funny/weird etc old bird

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishwise/wily/funny/weird etc old birdwise/wily/funny/weird etc old birdold-fashioned informal a person who seems wise, funny etc bird
Examples from the Corpus
wise/wily/funny/weird etc old birdI hadn't noticed what a weird old bird Ned was, either.Just so. Funny old bird.
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