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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Showing his softer side, Gordon didn't explode and instead laughed and pleaded as she cheeky flipped him the bird.
1:40 p.m.: Sawyer Hill Road, motor vehicle complaint, officer said he spoke with a driver about a load of uncovered rocks and the driver gave him a hard time; later in the day, the driver went by and "flipped him the bird." There was no load in the truck during the second incident.
'Out of frustration I flipped him the bird. I know it was wrong but it was completely impulsive.