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Flip the Bird

When you say ‘Flip the Bird’ you mean someone is making a rude, crude gesture by extending their middle finger.

Example of use: “I guess Joe is still mad; I saw him flip the bird at Dave.”

Interesting fact about Flip the Bird

The expression ‘flip the bird’ originated in the 1860s, although the gesture it describes is much older, dating back to at least the 12th century.