flip (someone) the bird

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Definition of flip (someone) the bird

US slang
: to make an offensive gesture at (someone) by pointing the middle finger upward while keeping the other fingers folded down angry drivers flipping each other the bird

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“Flip (someone) the bird.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flip%20%28someone%29%20the%20bird. Accessed 13 Aug. 2020.

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