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a little birdie told me

A phrase used when one does not want to reveal the source of the information that one is about to share or has shared. A: "Did you hear that Mark is planning to propose to Sarah soon?" B: "Yes, a little birdie told me."
See also: birdie, little, told

birdie

golf
1. noun A score of one stroke under par on a single hole. You had four strokes on that par five, right? So that's a birdie. I can't believe you got a birdie on such a difficult hole—great job!
2. verb To score one stroke under par on a single hole. I can't believe you birdied on that difficult hole—great job! I'll finish with a better score than you if I birdie the next hole too—just saying.

sing like a birdie

To inform (against someone) to the police or other authority about their criminal or illicit behavior. I heard Joey Malone has been singing like a birdie in the hopes of getting his sentence reduced. Let's make sure he's sleeping with the fishes before he gets to trial!
See also: birdie, like, sing
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birdy

and birdie
mod. crazy; strange. She acts a little birdy from time to time.

birdie

verb
See birdy
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The 22-year-old Rodgers birdied the final hole of regulation after hitting into a hazard on the par 5.
Howell then birdied his 10th hole and, for the first time in the event, Rose had lost the lead he had held throughout the four days.
Westwood made a birdie at 17 to keep the pressure on until the final hole but Mickelson birdied the last to complete the emotional triumph.
Birdies at the third, fifth and eight in his final round moved Houston back up the leaderboard, but he dropped strokes at the ninth, 14th and 15th, birdied the 16th for the fourth day in a row before dropping a stroke at the 17th to close with a level par 73.
Setting off for his second round soon afterwards as the tournament tried to make up for the two hours lost, McIlroy then birdied the 417-yard 11th for the second day in a row to improve to seven under par.
The Ryder Cup star birdied the tenth, 12th, 13th and 14th to come home in 32 and finish just one behind late entrant Immelman.
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Stenson, still seeking his first win since the DP World Tour Championship in November last year which meant he became the first man to win the FedEx Cup and Race to Dubai in the same season, refused to throw in the towel and birdied the 13th to reduce his defi-cit.But after almost holing his chip from the back of the 14th green, the Swede could only look on as Ilonen holed from 12 feet for birdie to move three ahead again, this time with four holes left.
Stenson refused to throw in the towel and birdied the 13th to reduce his deficit.
Stenson, still seeking his first win since the DP World Tour Championship last November which meant he became the first man to win the FedEx Cup and Race to Dubai in the same season, refused to throw in the towel and birdied the 13th to reduce his deficit.
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