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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

birdy

and birdie
mod. crazy; strange. She acts a little birdy from time to time.
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At the same time, however, he worries that he will be forced to set Birdy free, to return to the ocean on the rare "Winds of Change" that are quickly approaching Isla.
I got to know him very well - he had a smile any minute of the day - that was Birdy.
Younger Birdy (Michael Pitt, Henry on TV's "Dawson's Creek") is neurotically obsessed with petting, understanding and becoming a bird.
Birdy, who played hill farmer Eamonn, died in May this year after filming tonight's episode.
A demonic Army psychiatrist fetches him to help make contract with his old high-school buddy Birdy (Matthew Modine), another vet whom the war has scarred so profoundly that he crouches naked in a catatonic state in a dungeonlike military asylum.
BALLYKISSANGEL said farewell to actor Birdy Sweeney last week following his sudden death.
BALLYKISSANGEL star Birdy Sweeney - who played farmer Eamon Byrne in the hit BBC drama - has died suddenly.