(as) sick as a parrot

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(as) sick as a parrot

Thoroughly displeased, disappointed, or dejected (about something). Primarily heard in UK. Tim was as sick as a parrot when he learned that he had been passed over for the promotion. I'm delighted that my children have such wonderful opportunities abroad, but I must say I feel sick as a parrot at the thought of being separated from them for so long.
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LOSING your girlfriend to another man is hard but losing her to a Premiership footballer is enough to make you as sick as a parrot.
EMMERDALE'S Joe Gilgun was as sick as a parrot when his pet went missing - and squawking with joy when it turned up
THE only English football fan not feeling as sick as a parrot is schoolboy Chris Hawkins.