give (someone) the bird

idiom

Definition of give (someone) the bird

informal
1 or flip (someone) the bird, US : to make an offensive gesture at someone by pointing the middle finger upward while keeping the other fingers folded down He flipped them the bird.
2 British : to loudly shout at, laugh at, or boo someone (such as a performer) in order to show disapproval The audience gave him the bird.

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“Give (someone) the bird.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/give%20%28someone%29%20the%20bird. Accessed 6 Dec. 2021.

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