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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.
See also: bird, flip, someone
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For whatever reason--and there are so many to chose from--they flipped the bird in the direction of the tinted windows of the Bushmobile.
In thumbing its nose at constitutional precedent, the Rehnquist majority also flipped the bird at the vast majority of Americans who, in twenty-five statewide referenda over the past thirty-five years, have registered 68 percent to 32 percent opposition to school vouchers or their analogs.
Gadon once more 'flipped the bird' not just at the Filipino public but at history itself when he asserted that the 1987 Constitution was improperly drafted and then ratified without going through the 'proper process.'
The Weeknd, Justin Bieber and Adele (who famously flipped the bird at the ceremony in 2012, when her acceptance speech was cut short) will also take to the stage at London's O2 arena on Wednesday, February 24.
On Friday, the 23-year-old actress seemed to have lost her cool at the paparazzi and flipped the bird a couple of times before stepping into a car.
Then, perhaps because they were boys, they circled back to the store and flipped the bird to the man as they drove by.