flip/give/shoot somebody the bird

flip (one) the bird

To raise the middle finger (a rude gesture of anger or displeasure) at one. What are you flipping me the bird for, I didn't even say anything insulting! I flipped my brother the bird after he said that he'd never seen a worse basketball player than me.
See also: bird, flip

give (one) the bird

1. To raise the middle finger (a rude gesture of anger or displeasure) at one. The phrase "flip (one) the bird" is also commonly used. What are you giving me the bird for, I didn't even say anything insulting! I gave my brother the bird after he said that he'd never seen a worse basketball player than me.
2. To boo or otherwise vocalize disapproval of a performer or athlete. The crowd gave that player the bird after he dropped the ball.
See also: bird, give

shoot (someone) the bird

To raise one's middle finger (a rude gesture of anger or displeasure) at another person. The phrase "flip (someone) the bird" is also commonly used. What are you shooting me the bird for, I didn't even say anything insulting! I shot my brother the bird after he said that he'd never seen a worse basketball player than me.
See also: bird, shoot

flip/give/shoot somebody the ˈbird

(American English, slang) make a rude sign at somebody with your middle finger
See also: bird, flip, give, shoot, somebody