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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


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


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I'm used to playing in windy conditions back home,' said the 38-year-old Lelystad, the Netherlands native, who rolled in his first five birdies inside 6 feet before drilling an 8-footer on the 18th.
Five strokes behind Saso with Pauline del Rosario at the start of the final round, Wilairungreung birdied the first two holes against Saso's birdie on No.
United States 4 Europe 1 Brandt Snedeker & Brooks Koepka bt Martin Kaymer & Danny Willett 5&4 WILLETT, booed on the first tee after the controversial comments by his brother in the build-up, responded in superb fashion by holing a long birdie putt on the opening hole for a half.
But the Swede could only look on as Ilonen holed from 12 feet for birdie to move three ahead again, this time with just four holes left.
KJ Choi had a bogey-free 67 to sit one shot back, while Brendon de Jonge was also on five under after three birdies in his final six holes powered him to a 69.
Howell's red-hot form continued and his third birdie on the fourth brought him level with Donaldson and Dane Thorbjorn Olesen.
The 2010 champion collected five birdies on his first 10 holes in a bogey-free second round.
10: Scott birdies on 16 to reclaim the lead at 12 under.
5:32pm - DiMarco birdies from 18ft on the 16th to close the gap to one.
Thailand's Thongchai Jaidee had led early on after two birdies through six, but Lima eagled the first, then notched a further two birdies to take a one-shot lead after his first three holes.
Montgomerie, right, was in imperious form on the front nine making three birdies in the first five holes to help his team to three up.
Montgomerie was in imperious form on the front nine despite feeling the effects of his fourth match in two days - the Scot making three birdies in the first five holes to help his team to three up.
Campbell displayed remarkable focus and precision shot making as he clung to his lead in the face of a barrage of late birdies by Woods.
Hwang, coming off a runaway victory in the Philippine Amateur Championship at Riviera last month, broke a two-birdie, two-bogey stint at the front with a pair of back-to-back birdies (10-11 and 15-16) at Aoki's backnine to jump from the middle of the pack to the top of the heap in the third leg of this year's Ladies Philippine Golf Tour (LPGT) put up by ICTSI.