a box of birds

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a box of birds

In good spirits or health. Used in the phrase "be a box of birds." Once she's had some time to cheer up, she'll be a box of birds again, don't worry.
See also: bird, box, of

a box of birds

NEW ZEALAND, INFORMAL
If a person or animal is a box of birds, they are very healthy. He described the dogs as a box of birds.
See also: bird, box, of
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You don't say; by gum, John must be sharp as a box of birds.
BAGHDAD: A bomb hidden in a box of birds killed 13 people and wounded 60 at a popular pet market in central Baghdad yesterday.
Police initially said the bomb was hidden in a box of birds but later realised it was a suicide attack after finding the woman's head.
Police initially said the bomb was hidden in a box of birds, but later realised it was a suicide attack after finding the woman's head.
Police initially said the bomb at al-Ghazl market was hidden in a box of birds but realised it was a suicide attack after finding the woman's head.
Police earlier said a bomb had been hidden inside a box of birds at Ghazil market but later said a female bomber detonated a vest packed with explosives next to a bird stall.