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Flying DutchmanA ghost ship.Rate it:

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could eat the crotch out of a low flying duckAm/are/is extremely hungry.Rate it:

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with flying colorsExtremely well; in an exceptional, noteworthy, or extraordinary manner.Rate it:

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could eat the arse out of a low flying duckAlternative form of could eat the crotch out of a low flying duckRate it:

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could eat the crutch from a low flying duckAlternative form of could eat the crotch out of a low flying duckRate it:

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Flying DutchmanA Dutch-flagged clipper that is very fast sailing, and never makes it to port, seen on the high seas, where upon being hailed, occupants request information on persons long dead, or leave messages for said people. It is considered bad luck to meet said ship.Rate it:

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Flying DutchmanA ship of similar qualities to the Flying Dutchman.Rate it:

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flying startAn especially good start.Rate it:

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flying startThe start of a sports event in which the competitors are moving when they pass the starting line or initial jump point.Rate it:

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flying visitA very short visit.Rate it:

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the flying dutchmanlegendary ghost shipRate it:

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With Flying ColorsWith ease and great success, boldly, flamboyantRate it:

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with flying coloursWith successRate it:

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early birdA person who wakes early or arrives early, typically before most others.Rate it:

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ghetto birdA police helicopter, specifically in the context of patrolling or searching impoverished, high-crime urban areas (the ghetto).Rate it:

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a little bird told meOf information which was gathered from a source not to be overtly exposed.Rate it:

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a bird in the hand is worth two in the bushIt is preferable to have a small but certain advantage than a mere potential of a greater one.Rate it:

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Bird in the Hand is Worth Two in the BushIt is better to remain satisfied with what you have earned or you have got, rather than craving for what is out of reach or difficult to get hold ofRate it:

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dicky-birdwordRate it:

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a morning birdThat means the bird always wakes up early in the morning to find its meal.Rate it:

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bird in the bosomA secret pledge that one makes for another.Rate it:

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bird in the handShortened form of "a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush".Rate it:

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bird of one's own brainOne's own idea or conception.Rate it:

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bird's-eye viewThe view from directly or high above.Rate it:

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bird's-eye viewthe view from directly or high aboveRate it:

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dicky-birdA small bird.Rate it:

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dicky-birdAn insignificant sound or thing.Rate it:

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dicky-birdA insignificant sound or thing.Rate it:

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dicky-birdEndearing term for a small bird, often used when talking with young children.Rate it:

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Early Bird Catches the WormThose who wake up early and start work have the best possible chances to attain their settled goalsRate it:

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early bird catches the wormAlternative form of early bird gets the worm.Rate it:

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eat like a birdTo eat in small amounts rather than in a single full meal.Rate it:

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feathered oof-birdAny large, plentiful source or supplier of money.Rate it:

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flip the birdUsed other than with a figurative or idiomatic meaning: see flip, bird.Rate it:

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flip the birdTo make a rude or obscene gesture; particularly, to extend the middle finger.Rate it:

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free as a birdHaving no ties; completely free.Rate it:

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oof-birdAny source or supplier of money.Rate it:

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sing like a birdto divulge secrets with little coercionRate it:

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sing like a birdto have a beautiful singing voiceRate it:

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strange birdAn unusual person, especially an individual with an idiosyncratic personality or peculiar behavioral characteristics.Rate it:

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the early bird catches the wormthe early bird gets the wormRate it:

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the early bird gets the wormWhoever arrives first has the best chance of success; some opportunities are only available to the first competitors.Rate it:

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mettre du sel sous la queue d’un oiseauTo put salt on a bird’s tail.Rate it:

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scissorbillThe black skimmer bird native to the Atlantic states, USA.Rate it:

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right up your alley:Flying is certainly right UP your alley:Rate it:

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throw enough mud at the wall, some of it will stickTry the same thing (or similar things) often enough, and, even if the general standard is poor, sometimes one will be successful.2001, And still no one is shouting stop. read in The Kingdom archives at on 02 Nov 06,Many team managers are of the philosophy that if you throw enough mud at the wall some of it will stick. They believe that team preparation is all about physical fitness. They run the players into the ground and they believe they will be "flying on the day".2001, Robert McCrum, Let them eat cake, in The Observer 16 Dec 01, read on Guardian Unlimited site at on 02 Nov 06,Australian publishing boomed and in the past 10 years the country's literary culture has undergone a mini golden age, capped by Carey's triumph at the 2001 Booker Prize. As one Australian arts administrator said to me many years ago: 'Listen, mate, if you throw enough mud at the wall, some of it will stick.'2001, Chris Collin, Re: 2-cp speys on The Strathspey Server mailing list archive at on 02 Nov 06,I am finding that "if you throw enough mud at the wall, some of it will stick". It doesn't always work of course (especially on the nights when the class is mostly the beginners), but the class seems to thrive on the challange.2005, Ray Craft (poster on The right scale blog), Fitzhooie and his Burden, read at on 02 Nov 06,Prosecutors everywhere have bad habits of overcharging lots of cases, knowing that if the throw enough mud at the wall some of it will stick.2005, Sean Kelleher, Spike Milligan: His part in our downfall in Business 07 Aug 05, read at on 02 Nov 06,As long as there is negligible regulation and enforcement anyone can actually try and do the job...Weak regulation allows the industry to build strategies on full time recruitment. The theory goes: throw enough mud at the wall, some of it will stick.c2005, Everything You've Learned About Marketing Is Wrong, read on LINC Performance website at on 02 Nov 06,They have the money to continue to believe in the repetition side of the equation. You throw enough mud at the wall, some of it will stick. But it still isnRate it:

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bald eagleamerican birdRate it:

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bring downTo make something flying fall to the ground. Usually by firing a weapon of some kind.Rate it:

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à qui se lève matin dieu prête la mainIt is the early bird that catches the worm.Rate it:

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à vue d’oiseauA bird’s-eye view.Rate it:

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