for the birds


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for the birds

slang Frustrating, annoying, or pointless. Primarily heard in US, Australia. Driving is strictly for the birds when you live in a big city—unless you like sitting in traffic! I miss my usual shift—night work is for the birds.
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for the birds

worthless; undesirable. This television program is for the birds. Winter weather is for the birds.
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for the birds

Worthless, not to be taken seriously, no good. For example, This conference is for the birds-let's leave now. This term has been said to allude to horse droppings from which birds would extract seeds. This seemingly fanciful theory is borne out by a more vulgar version of this idiom, shit for the birds. [Slang; first half of 1900s]
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for the birds

AMERICAN, INFORMAL
If something is for the birds, it is stupid, boring, or has no value. This journal business is for the birds. It's a waste of time. This idea that everybody can go to college and pay it off by public service is for the birds. Note: This expression refers to horse manure, which is of use only to small birds in search of nest material or food such as seeds.
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(strictly) for the ˈbirds

(informal) not important or interesting: Fishing? That’s strictly for the birds, if you ask me.
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for the birds

mod. undesirable. I don’t like this kind of life. It’s for the birds.
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for the birds

Objectionable or worthless.
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