flip (one) the bird

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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.
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flip someone the bird

stick your middle finger up at someone as a sign of contempt or anger. US informal
1994 Washington Post Magazine We could simultaneously honour America, break the law and flip the bird to all the do-gooders.
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flip/give/shoot somebody the ˈbird

(American English, slang) make a rude sign at somebody with your middle finger
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flip someone the bird

tv. to give someone the finger; to display the digitus impudicus to someone. Max flipped the cop the bird—and that was just the wrong thing to do.
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They cut you off, honk, and flip you the bird when they are the ones driving like dingbats.
Try standing alone or with too few others on a street corner in your hometown, carrying a sign that urges forest protection or a mega-corporation boycott or, I am not making this up, support for local businesses, while hundreds of locals and tourists flip you the bird, tell you to get a life or a job, or draw a bead on you with an imaginary gun.