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have a bird
To become distressed by something, often something surprising. Mom will have a bird when she finds out you're failing your math class.
have a birdbe very shocked or agitated. North American informal
1992 Globe & Mail (Toronto ) The Washington press corps would have a bird if the president-to-be appointed his wife to a real job.