give (someone) the bird

give (someone) the bird

To raise one's middle finger (a rude gesture of anger or displeasure) at another person. The phrase "flip (someone) the bird" is also commonly used. What are you giving me the bird for, I didn't even say anything insulting! I gave my brother the bird after he said that he'd never seen a worse basketball player than me.
See also: bird, give
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