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flower of the flock

The best person or thing in a group. Your cupcakes are just the flower of the flock—there is no better item at the bake sale. She's the best we've got, the flower of the flock, so you should absolutely put her on this case.
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Birds of a feather flock together.

Prov. Similar people tend to associate with each other. I always thought Amy was pretentious, and now she's going out with that snobbish boy, Louis. Birds of a feather flock together. George: Why do you think Donald is dishonest? Ned: All his friends are dishonest. Birds of a feather flock together.
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flock after someone or something

to follow someone or something in a group. The children flocked after the man playing the flute. Fans flocked after the movie star as he went from his limo into the hotel.
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flock around someone or something

to crowd around someone or something. All the children will flock around the magician to see how the tricks are performed. The guests flocked around the birthday cake.
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flock in(to) (some place)

Fig. [for people] to move into some place in crowds. People were flocking into the store where everything was on sale.
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flock to someone or something

Fig. [for people] to come to someone or something in great numbers. Many people flocked to the shopping mall for the post holiday discounts. The kids flocked to the movie theater on Saturday afternoon.
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flock together

to gather together in great numbers. (*Typically said of birds and sheep.) A large number of blackbirds flocked together, making a lot of noise. Do sheep really flock together in a storm?
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Birds of a feather flock together.

something that you say which means people who have similar characters or similar interests will often choose to spend time together I saw the boy who stole my bag with that gang of trouble makers last night - well, birds of a feather flock together, they say.
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birds of a feather (flock together)

Individuals of like character, taste, or background (tend to stay together), as in The members of the club had no trouble selecting their yearly outing-they're all birds of a feather . The idea of like seeks like dates from ancient Greek times, and "Birds dwell with their kind" was quoted in the apocryphal book of Ecclesiasticus. The full saying in English, Birds of a feather flock together, was first recorded in 1545.
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References in classic literature ?
Among the sportsmen was the tall, gaunt form of Leather-Stocking, walking over the field, with his rifle hanging on his arm, his dogs at his heels; the latter now scenting the dead or wounded birds that were beginning to tumble from the flocks, and then crouching under the legs of their master, as if they participated in his feelings at this wasteful and unsportsmanlike execution.
The reports of the firearms became rapid, whole volleys rising from the plain, as flocks of more than ordinary numbers darted over the opening, shadowing the field like a cloud; and then the light smoke of a single piece would issue from among the leafless bushes on the mountain, as death was hurled on the retreat of the affrighted birds, who were rising from a volley, in a vain effort to escape.
So prodigious was the number of the birds that the scattering fire of the guns, with the hurling of missiles and the cries of the boys, had no other effect than to break off small flocks from the immense masses that continued to dart along the valley, as if the whole of the feathered tribe were pouring through that one pass.
Oliver as bad as the rest of them, firing into the flocks as if he was shooting down nothing but Mingo warriors.
It’s better for you, maybe, Billy Kirby,” replied the indignant old hunter, “and all them that don’t know how to put a ball down a rifle- barrel, or how to bring it up again with a true aim; but it’s wicked to be shooting into flocks in this wasty manner, and none to do it who know how to knock over a single bird.
Because," she said, "thou didst thy duty by the flock, and didst not forget to thank Hastur for staying the wolves of the night, I am come to thee again.
By using Flock to simplify the administrative transactions for HR, benefits and payroll, SMBs retain the high-touch engagement they get from their trusted advisors.
Fortunately, software developers Anizak recently released a smart solution to this problem in Flock, a NYC subway app that helps with directions, subway stops and much more.
Launched this year to coincide with The Chinese Year of Sheep, the contest saw farmers judged on the quality of their flock management as well their ability to get the most out of their sheep.
In the same vein, a variety of other bird illnesses can cut through a flock rapidly without proper precautions and response plans.
As Flock of Dodos recounts, the decision by several scientific groups to boycott the hearings on evolution and I.
1 -- color) Westside Union School District employees examine the flock of plastic flamingos on their lawn Tuesday -- all part of an American Cancer Society fundraiser.
Houses were emptied, cleaned, and dried before each new flock of chickens was brought in.
The assembly yelp is given by the brood hen when a flock is scattered.
The doves are a model of community--a flock flies together, going the same direction with one common purpose--to find their bearings and head home.