strictly for the birds


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strictly for the birds

slang Worthless, stupid, or completely undesirable. Driving is strictly for the birds when you live in a big city—unless you like sitting in traffic! I miss my usual shift—night work is strictly for the birds.
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strictly for the birds

not worth consideration; unimportant. informal
This expression was originally US army slang. It may be an allusion to the way in which birds eat the droppings of horses and cattle.
See also: bird, strictly
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This column is strictly for the birds. Hummingbirds primarily, but parrots, peregrine falcons and flocks more.
A pounds 14 million airstrip is strictly for the birds.
Some birdhouses aren't strictly for the birds. The ones that line the wall of Linda Terhark's garden, shown above, function almost exclusively as decorative art.
Tweeting is strictly for the birds, and I have nothing to do with Facebook, or Linked In, or any of the other so-called "social media." I have a firewall of indifference.
She told me she has a pool house, but it's reserved strictly for the birds - decadent or what.
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G ETTING back to nature is OK - but leaving behind the mod cons is strictly for the birds.