give (someone) the bird

idiom

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 19 Jul. 2024.

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