do bird

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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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Although Khodadi scored only one point against the Americans, she would have done Bird and Parker proud with a nifty crossover and drive against Sabrina Ionescu for a bucket.
Prosecuting, Brian Altman said: "He said he'd already done bird for GBH with intent and he'd only got out last year."
It's just that they might have done bird for fraud, like Lord Brockett.
Barry Evans poses for the obligatory Cockney Respect picture (wiv two lemon curds) afforded to every EastEnder who has done bird since the Krays
"I said I liked birds and he replied, I've done birds. And he pointed down at a painting of a chicken upside down in a bucket to which I replied, "No, I'm not having that." We decided to do a flock of birds," she said.
Having done birds one year and animals another, I thought that something architectural would be a refreshing change.