One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Be booed or jeered at.
- ‘It didn't take me long to realise I was getting the bird in the gilded cage treatment.’
- ‘He was getting the bird every time he touched the ball, which admittedly wasn't often, and he roamed from wing to wing, either to seek the ball or a lower level of personal animus.’
- ‘Some repetition's necessary of course, but it is far more interesting and amusing to watch Tanya's teaching methods getting the bird from Lucky than hearing a song sung all the way through after hearing it previously in sections.’
- ‘He wanted to be Harry Kewell right up until the moment when Kewell misses a sitter and gets the bird.’
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