flip the bird


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flip/give somebody the bird

  (American & Australian very informal)
to make a very impolite sign by raising your middle finger towards someone in order to show that you are angry with them If he'd shouted at me like that I'd have flipped him the bird.
See also: bird, flip
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Due to an update of Unicode, which is the standard for how text appears through various platforms, users will be able to flip the bird through text message as long as programmers adopt the update.
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