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birds of a feather flock together

People who have similar interests, ideas, or characteristics tend to seek out and/or associate with one another. I knew you and John would get along well since you both enjoy sci-fi. Birds of a feather flock together.
See also: bird, feather, flock, of, together

flower of the flock

The best person or thing in a group. Your cupcakes are just the flower of the flock—there is no better item at the bake sale. She's the best we've got, the flower of the flock, so you should absolutely put her on this case.
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Birds of a feather flock together.

Prov. Similar people tend to associate with each other. I always thought Amy was pretentious, and now she's going out with that snobbish boy, Louis. Birds of a feather flock together. George: Why do you think Donald is dishonest? Ned: All his friends are dishonest. Birds of a feather flock together.
See also: Bird, feather, flock, of, together

flock after someone or something

to follow someone or something in a group. The children flocked after the man playing the flute. Fans flocked after the movie star as he went from his limo into the hotel.
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flock around someone or something

to crowd around someone or something. All the children will flock around the magician to see how the tricks are performed. The guests flocked around the birthday cake.
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flock in(to) (some place)

Fig. [for people] to move into some place in crowds. People were flocking into the store where everything was on sale.
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flock to someone or something

Fig. [for people] to come to someone or something in great numbers. Many people flocked to the shopping mall for the post holiday discounts. The kids flocked to the movie theater on Saturday afternoon.
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flock together

to gather together in great numbers. (*Typically said of birds and sheep.) A large number of blackbirds flocked together, making a lot of noise. Do sheep really flock together in a storm?
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birds of a feather (flock together)

Individuals of like character, taste, or background (tend to stay together), as in The members of the club had no trouble selecting their yearly outing-they're all birds of a feather . The idea of like seeks like dates from ancient Greek times, and "Birds dwell with their kind" was quoted in the apocryphal book of Ecclesiasticus. The full saying in English, Birds of a feather flock together, was first recorded in 1545.
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In total, 14244 flocks were clinically diagnosed by 10 poultry disease diagnostic laboratories.
His original flock of sheep were bought from the Scottish College of Agriculture in the 1980s, but after acquiring other top-rated sheep his flock has continued to improve.
However, after 1st brooding day, p values between the two flocks were found in the range of 0.
This treatment will stop bad bacteria and viruses from infecting your flock, and will provide your birds with an excellent probiotic to give their immune systems a boost.
Suddenly, it's getting darker earlier, temperatures are beginning to dip, and the flock is starting to molt.
70 chicks/hen housed, t he top performing 2015 Cobb500 flock housed at the Vandiver Farm averaged 192.
Clark said smaller scale flocks sometimes don't use certain common industry standards that prevent the introduction of disease.
Brood flocks have a very tight-knit social grouping.
MILLBURY -- The students and staff of Assumption School were surprised to find a flock of 40 pink flamingos roosting in the school's front yard on Wednesday morning.
The increased number of flocks can change the hunting game entirely.
At a basic level, specialists recommend they should ensure boundary fences are secure to avoid contact with other flocks.
The flocks maintained poor managemental condition such as poor ventilation; overcrowding, unvaccinated flock had high susceptibility to these viral diseases.
05) difference in dead germ, infertile egg and hatchability percent and non- significant differences in dead in shell percent in all the close-bred flocks of Japanese quails.
The popularity of backyard flocks has steadily increased over the past several years (Crespo and Shivaprasad 2008; Pollock et al.
This study was designed to rule out the prevalence of Mycoplasma gallisepticum (MG) in layer flocks of District Faisalabad of Pakistan during a period of one year from January to December, 2010.