dead bird


Definition of dead bird

  1. 1 :  a bird or other target (as in trapshooting) regarded as killed

  2. 2 :  a mark regarded as already hit :  sure thing

  3. 3 :  one whose death or failure is or seems inescapable

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feeling or affected by lethargy

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