of a feather


: of the same kind or nature : very much alike
usually used in the phrase birds of a feather
Those two guys are birds of a feather.

Note: The expression birds of a feather flock together means that people who are alike tend to do things together.

Examples of of a feather in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Quintessential birds of a feather, all snow geese do is flock together. Phil Bourjaily, Field & Stream, 22 Feb. 2021 These facts explain why the nonprofits filing amicus briefs are not birds of a feather. The Editorial Board, WSJ, 23 Apr. 2021 But in Venice, the pigeon is apparently an unofficial mascot, though not all Italians of a feather flock together in their love of the creatures. Lester Fabian Brathwaite, EW.com, 13 Jan. 2023 Subpoena defiance and the insurrection are birds of a feather. Norman Eisen and Dennis Aftergut, CNN, 22 July 2022 Odette dons a crown instead of a feather headpiece. New York Times, 13 Feb. 2022 But that’s why Trump and Orbán are like birds of a feather. Isaac Chotiner, The New Yorker, 10 Aug. 2021 Birds and people, vertebrates of a feather, flocking together. Steve Rubenstein, SFChronicle.com, 31 May 2020 Birds of a feather may flock together, but do birds that flock together develop distinct cultures? Karen Ravn, Scientific American, 26 Apr. 2013

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“Of a feather.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/of%20a%20feather. Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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