flip (one) the bird(redirected from flipped them the bird)
flip (one) the bird
To raise the middle finger (a rude gesture of anger or displeasure) at one. What are you flipping me the bird for, I didn't even say anything insulting! I flipped my brother the bird after he said that he'd never seen a worse basketball player than me.
flip someone the birdstick your middle finger up at someone as a sign of contempt or anger. US informal
1994 Washington Post Magazine We could simultaneously honour America, break the law and flip the bird to all the do-gooders.
flip/give/shoot somebody the ˈbird(American English, slang) make a rude sign at somebody with your middle finger
flip someone the bird
tv. to give someone the finger; to display the digitus impudicus to someone. Max flipped the cop the bird—and that was just the wrong thing to do.