one day chicken and the next day feathers

one day chicken and the next day feathers

proverb What we have that is valuable can be lost very quickly and easily. Primarily heard in US. I had a good job, a happy marriage, and three beautiful kids. A year later, and I live alone in a tiny apartment, earning minimum wage. One day chicken and the next day feathers.
See also: and, chicken, feather, next, one
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one day chicken and the next day feathers

A Southern expression reflecting that sometimes you have something valuable or what you wished for, but other times you don't.
See also: and, chicken, feather, next, one
Endangered Phrases by Steven D. Price Copyright © 2011 by Steven D. Price
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