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do bird

slang To serve a prison sentence. Primarily heard in UK. After doing bird for the past five years, Mark is getting released from jail today.
See also: bird

do bird

serve a prison sentence. British informal
In this phrase bird comes from rhyming slang birdlime ‘time’.
See also: bird
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No one said doing bird was meant to be easy but roosters are creating havoc PRISON SOURCE
"People have nicknamed him Hannibal Lecter." Scott was caught with handguns, Doing bird: Inmate Scott parts of an assault rifle, ammunition and a collection of knives at his home in Longniddry, East Lothian, after customs officers intercepted a parcel containing a barrel for a 9mm Glock pistol.
And whose first try at entertaining was doing bird impressions at parties.
"First prize went to a store that featured a man doing bird calls.
Jimmy's just been released from doing bird and now he wants to spend time with 'is nippers.
"There is no easy way of doing bird, the easy way is don't push.
Experts don't believe the owl meant any harm and was probably hunting for food, but Eddie could soon find himself doing bird anyway.
Even my agri-business partner Young Neil has a question mark over his head following the mysterious death by poisoning of the late, unlamented Jock the Cock: all I need is a revealing squawk from one of Jock's old henhoose girlfriends and Neil's doing bird.