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Now, the VOA special english program Words and Their Stories.
Today we explain some expressions about birds. For example, if something is for  of the birds, it is worthless or not very interesting. Someone who eats like a bird eats very little. And a birds'eye view is a general look at an area from above. Did you know that if you tell a young person about the birds and the bees ,you are explaining about sex and birth? Have you ever observed that birds of a feather * together? In other words, people who are similar become friends or do things together. Here is some good advice, a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush. This means you should not risk losing something you have by trying to get more of something you do not have.Sometimes I can do two things by performing only one action. This is called killing two birds with one stone. But I would never really kill any birds. I love all kinds of animals. This is a real feather in my cap. It is something to be proud of. Most of the people I work with are early birds. They believe that the early bird catches the warm. They think that a person who gets up early in the morning for work has the best chance of success. Everyone in my office works hard, but some people have had their **. Their jobs have been limited. This is because the office is organized by packing order. People with more years and experience are given more responsibility.Some bird expressions are about *, chickens and ducks. For example, when I am driving, I always travel as the * lines. I go the most direct way. Anyone who eats * has to admit a mistake or defeat. Now let's talk about my sister. She is not very young. She is no spring chicken. She will work any job for chicken feed -- a small amount of money. She is easily frightened. For example, she is too chicken* to walk down a dark street alone at night. Often she will chicken out – she will not go out alone at night.My sister was an ugly duckling. She looked strange when she was a child, but she grew up to be a beautiful woman. Sometimes she thinks too much about having something in the future before she really has it. She counts her chickens before they are hatched. Sometimes her chickens come home to roost. That means her actions or words cause trouble for her. However, my sister does not worry about what people say about her. *** her like water off a duck's back. Politicians are sometimes considered * ducks after losing election. They have little time left in office and not much power. Congress holds a * duck * after an election. Important laws are not passed during this period.

 

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Now, the VOA special English program, Words and Their stories. Today, we explain some expressions about birds.

 

For example, if something is for the birds(毫无意义的), it is worthless or not very interesting. Someone who eats like a bird(吃得很少), eats very little. And the birds eye-view is a general look at an area from above. Did you know, if you tell a young person about the birds and bees, you are explaining about sex and birth? Have you ever observed that birds of a feather(同类型的人) flock together? In other words, people from similar become friends or do things together. Here is some good advice, a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush(双鸟在林,不如一鸟在手). This means you should not risk losing something you should have by trying together more of something you do not have.

 

Sometime, I can do two things by performing only one action, this is called “killing two birds with one stone(一箭双雕)”. But I will never really kill any birds. I love all kinds of animals. This is real a feather in my cup, it is something to be proud of. Most of the people I work with are early birds. They believe that the early bird catches the worm(早起的鸟儿有虫吃). They think the person gets up early at morning for work has the best chance to success. Every one in my office works hard but some people have had their wings clipped. Their job has been limited. This is because the office is organized by pecking order. People with more years and experience are given more responsibility.

 

Some bird expressions are about crows, chickens and dogs. For example, when I was driving, I always travel as a craw flies. I go the most direct way. Anyone who eats crow had to admit a mistake or defeat.

 

Now, let’s talk about my sister. She is not very young. She is no spring chicken. She will work any job for chicken feed of a small amount of money. She is easily frightened. For example, she is too chicken-livered to walk down a dark street alone at night. Often she will chicken it out. She will not go out alone at night. My sister was an ugly duckling. She looks strange when she was a child but she grew up to be a beautiful woman.

 

Sometimes she thinks too much about having something in the future before she really has it. She counts her chickens before they are hatched. Sometimes her chickens come home to roost. That means her actions or words cause trouble for her. However my sister does not worry about what people say about her. Criticism falls off her like water off a duck’s back.

 

 Politicians are sometimes considered lame ducks after losing an election. They have little time left in the office and no much power. Congress holds a lame duck session after an election. Important laws are not passed during this period.

 

This VOA Special English program Words and Their Stories was written by Jill Moss. I'm Faith Lapidus

 

 

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Now the VOA special English program Words and Their Stories

Today we explain some expressions about birds. For example, if something is for the birds, it is worthless or not very interesting.

Someone who eats like a bird (吃得极少) eats very little and a bird’s eye (鸟瞰的) view is a general looked area from above. Did you know that if you tell a young person about the birds and bees. You’re explaining about sex and birth.

Have you ever observe that birds of feather flock together? In another words, people who are similar become friends or do things together.

Here is some good advice. A bird in a hand is worth two in the bush. This means you should not risk losing something you have by trying to get more of something you do not have.

Sometimes, I can do two things by performing only one action. This is called killing two birds with one stone. But I would never really kill any birds. I love all kinds of animals. This is a real feather in my cap. It is something to be pride of.

Most the people I work with are early birds. They believe that the early bird catches the worm. They think that a person who gets up early in the morning for work has the best chance of success.

Everyone in my office works hard but some people have had their wings clipped. Their jobs have been limited. This is because the office is organized by pecking order []啄序,任何团体中之长幼强弱次序. People with more years and experience are given more responsibility.

Some bird expressions are about crows, chickens and ducks. For example, when I am driving, I always travel as the crow flies. I go the most direct way. Anyone who eats crow has to admit a mistake or defeat.

Now let’s talk about my sister. She is not very young. She is no spring chicken(童子鸡,年轻人). She will work any job for chicken feed (低微的薪水, 零钱), a small amount of money. She is easily frightened. For example, she is too chicken livered (鸡肝,胆小鬼) to walk down a dark street alone at night. Often, she will chicken out. [美俚]因害怕而停止做某事, 因胆小而放弃 She will not go out alone at night.

My sister was an ugly ducking (小鸭子). She looked strange when she was a child, but she grew up to be a beautiful woman. Sometimes she thinks too much about something in the future before she really has it. She counts her chickens before they are hatched (过早乐观). Sometimes, her chickens come home to roost (得到恶报, 归还原主), that means her actions or words cause trouble for her. However, my sister does not worry about what people say about her, criticism, false of her like water or ducks back.

Politicians are sometimes considered lame ducks (无用的人, 投机者) after losing an election. They have little time left in office and not much power. Congress holds a lame duck session after an election. Important laws are not passed during this period.

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This VOA special English program Word and their Stories was written by Jill Morse. I’m Faith Lapdis.

1)    for the birds [美口]荒唐可笑的, 沉闷无聊的, 毫无价值的, 只能骗那些轻信的人的

2)    Birds of a feather flock together 物以类聚(一丘之貉)

3) A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush. st. 双鸟在林不如一鸟在手.

 

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Now the VOA Special English Program Words and Their Stories.


Today we explain some expressions about birds. For example, if something is for the birds, it is worthless or not very interesting. Someone who eats like bird eats very little and a bird's-eye view is a general look at an area from above.


Did you know that if you tell a young person about the birds and bees, you are explaining about sex and birth. Have you ever observe that birds of a feather flock together. In other words, people who are similar became friends or do things together.


Here are some good advice a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush. This means you should not risk losing something you have by trying to get more of something you do not have.



Some times, I can do two things by performing only one action. This is called killing two birds with one stone. But I would never really kill any birds. I love all kinds of animals. This is a real feathering(feather in) my cap, it is something to be proud of.


Most of the people I work with are early birds. They believed that the early birds catches the worm. They think that a person who gets up early in the morning for work has the best chance of success. Everyone in my office works hard, but some people have had their wing ??(wings clipped) . Their jobs have been limited. This is because the office is organised by packing order. People with more years and experience are given more responsiblity.


Some bird expressions all about crows, chickens and ducks. For example, when I am driving, I always traveling as a crow flys. I go the most direct way. Anyone who eats crow has to admit a mistake or defeat.


Now let's talk about my sister. She is not very young, she is no spring a chicken. She will work any job for chicken feed, a small amount of money. She is easily frightened. For example, she is too chicken libbed?(chicken-livered) to walk down a dark street alone at night. Often she were chicken out she will not go out alone at night.



My sister was an ugly duckling. She looks strange when she was a child, but she grew up to be a beautiful woman.Some times, she thinks too much about having something in the future before she really has it. She counts her chickens before they are hatched.


Sometimes her chickens come home to roost that means her actions or words cause trouble for her. However, my sister does not worry about what people say about her.Criticizen falls off her like water off a duck's back.



Politicians are sometimes considered lame ducks after losing at election. They have little time left in office and not have much power. Congress hold a lame duck session after election. Important loss are not pass during this period.


This VOA Special English Program Words and Their Stories was written by Jill Moss. I'm Faith Lapidus.
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Now, the VOA Special English program, Words and Their Stories. Today we explain some expressions about birds. For example, if something is for the birds, it is worthless or not very interesting. Someone who eats like a bird eats very little. And a birds-eye view is a general look at an area from above. Did you know that if you tell a young person about the birds and the bees you are explaining about sex and birth? Have you ever observed that birds of a feather flock together? In other words, people who are similar become friends or do things together. Here is some good advice: a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush. This means you should not risk losing something you have by trying to get more of something you do not have. Sometimes I can do two things by performing only one action. This is called killing two birds with one stone. But I would never really kill any birds. I love all kinds of animals. This is a real feather in my cap. It is something to be proud of. Most of the people I work with are early birds. They believe that the early bird catches the worm. They think that a person who gets up early in the morning for work has the best chance of success. Everyone in my office works hard, but some people have had their wings clipped. Their jobs have been limited. This is because the office is organized by pecking order. People with more years and experience are given more responsibility. Some bird expressions are about crows, chickens and ducks. For example, when I am driving, I always travel as the crow flies. I go the most direct way. Anyone who eats crow has to admit a mistake or defeat. Now let's talk about my sister. She is not very young. She is no spring chicken. She will work any job for chicken feed -- a small amount of money. She is easily frightened. For example, she is too chicken-livered to walk down a dark street alone at night. Often she will chicken out – she will not go out alone at night. My sister was an ugly duckling. She looked strange when she was a child, but she grew up to be a beautiful woman. Sometimes she thinks too much about having something in the future before she really has it. She counts her chickens before they are hatched. Sometimes her chickens come home to roost. That means her actions or words cause trouble for her. However, my sister does not worry about what people say about her. Criticism falls off her like water off a duck's back. Politicians are sometimes considered lame ducks after losing an election. They have little time left in office and not much power. Congress holds a lame duck session after an election. Important laws are not passed during this period. This VOA Special English program, WORDS AND THEIR STORIES, was written by Jill Moss. I'm Faith Lapidus.
Now the VOA special English program words and their stories. Today we explain some expressions about birds.
   For example, if something is for the birds, it was worthless or not very interesting. Someone who eats like a bird is very little, and a birds-eye view is a general look at an area from above.
   Did you know that you tell a young person about the birds and the bees, you are explaining about sex and the birth. Have you ever oberved that birds of a feather flock togethe? In other words, people who are similar become friends or do things together.
   Here is some good advice, a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush. This means you should not risk losing something you have by trying to get more of something you do not have. Sometimes, I can do two things by performing only one action. This is called killing two birds with one stone. But I will never really kill any birds. I love all kinds animals. There is a real feather in my cap. It is something to be proud of.
   Most the people I work with are early birds. They believe that the early bird catches the worm. They think that a person who gets up early in the morning for work has the best chance of success. Everyone in my office works hard, but some people have had their wings clipped. Their jobs havw been limited. This is because the office is orgnized by pecking order. People with more years experience are given more responsibility.
   Some birds expressions are about crows, chickens, and ducks. For example, when I am driving, I always travel as the crows flies, I go the most direct way. Anyone who eats crow, has to admit a mistake or defeat.
   Now let's talk about my sister. She is not very young, she is no spring chicken. She will work any job for chicken feed--a small amount money. She is easily frightened. For example, she is too chicken-livered to wall down a dark street alone at night. Often she will chicken out, she will go out alone at night.
   My sister was a ugly ducking. She looked strange when she is a child, but she grew up to be a beatiful women. Sometimes she thinks too much about having something in the future before she really has it. She counts her chickens before they are hatched. Sometimes, her chickens come home to roost, that means her actions or words cause trouble for her. However, my sister does not worry about what people say about her. Criticism falls falls off her like water off a duck's back.
   Politicians are sometimes considered lame ducks after losing an election. They have little time left in office and not much power. Congress holds a lame duck session after an election. Important laws are not passed during this period.


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Today we explain some expressions birds .For example , if something is for the birds ,it is worthless or not very interesting . Someone who eats like a bird eats very little . And a birds’ eye view is a general looking area from above . Did you know that if you tell a young person about the birds and bees you are explaining about sex and birth . Have ever observed birds of feathers flown together another words people who are similar become friends do things together . Here is some good advice : a bird in the hand it is worth to in the bush . This means you should not risk loosing something you have by trying to get more of something you do not have . Sometimes I can do two things by performing only one action this is called killing two bird with one stone . But I will never really kill any birds , I like all kinds of animals .This is real feather in my cup , it is something to be proud of . Most of people I work with are early birds .They believe that the early bird catches a .They think that a person gets up early in the morning for work has the best chance in success . Everyone in my office has worked hard but some people have the wings clipped . Their jobs have been limited . This because the office is organized by petting order . People with more year’s experience are given more responsibility . Some birds’ expressions are about crows ,chickens and dogs . For example ,when I am driving ,I always traveling at a crow flies . I go the most direct way . Anyone who eat crow has to need a mistake or defeat . Now let’s talk my sister . She is not very young .She is no spring chicken . She will work any job for chicken feed a small amount money . She is easily frighten .For example , she is too chicken liver to walk down a dark street alone at night . Often she is chicken out ,she will not go out alone at night . My sister was ugly ducking ,she looks strange when she was a child .But she grew up to a beautiful woman . Sometimes she thinks too much about having something in the future before she really has it . She counts her chickens before they are hetched . Sometimes her chickens come to home for it means her actions or words cause trouble for her . However my sister does not worry about what people say about her .Criticism falls off her water or back . Politician are sometimes considered after loosing an election .They have little time left in the office and not much power .Congress holds a lame duck session after selection .Important laws are not passed in this period .
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Now, the VOA special English program ‘the words and their stories’. Today we will explain some expression about birds. For example, if something is for the birds, it’s worthless or not very interesting. Someone who eats like a bird eats very little and a bird eye view is a general look at an area form above. Did you know that if you tell a young person about the birds and the bees, you are explaining about sex and birth? Have you ever observed that birds of feather flock together? In other words people who are familiar become friends or do something together. Here is some good advice. A bird in the hand is worth than two in the bush. This means that you should not risk losing something you have by trying to get more of something you don’t have. Sometimes I can do two things by performing only one action. This is called ‘killing two birds by one stone’. But I would never really kill any birds. I love all kinds of animals. This is real a feather in my cap. It’s something to be proud of. Most of people I work with are early birds. They believe that early bird catches the warm. They think that the person who gets up early in the morning for work has the best chance to success. Everyone in my office works hard. But some people have had their wings clipped. Their jobs have been limited. This is because the office is organized by pecking order. People with more years and experience are given more responsibility. Some bird’s expressions are about crows, chickens and ducks. For example when I am driving, I always travel as the crow flies. I go the most direct way. Anyone who eats crow has to admit a mistake or defeat. Now let’s talk about my sister. She is not very young. She is no spring chicken. She will work any job for chicken feed, a small amount of money. She is easily frightened. For example she is too chicken livered to walk down a dark street along at night. Often she will chicken out. She will not go out alone at night. My sister was an ugly ducking. She looked strange when she was a child. But she grew up to be a beautiful woman. Sometimes she thinks too much about having something in the future before she really has it. She counts her chickens before they are hatched. Sometimes her chickens come home to roost. That means her actions or words cause trouble for her. However my sister does not worry about what people say about her. Criticism falls off her like water off a duck’s back. Politicians are sometimes considered lame ducks after losing an election. They have litter time left in the office and not much power. Congress holds a lame duck section after an election. Important laws are not passed during this period. This VOA special English program, words and their stories, was written by Jill Moss. I'm Faith Lepidus.
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Now the voa special English program words and their stories Today we explain some expressions about birds. For example, if something is for the birds, it is worthless or not very interesting. Someone who eats like a bird eats very little. And a bird’s I view is a general looking area from above. Did you know that if you tell a young person about the birds and the bees, you are explaining about sex and birth? Have you ever observed that birds of a feather flock together? In other words, people who are similar become friends or do things together. Here are some good advices. A bird in a hand is worth two in the Bush. This means you should not risk losing something you have by trying to get more of something you don’t have. Sometimes I can do two things by performing only one action. This is called killing two birds with one stone. But I would never really kill any birds. I love all kinds of animals. This it is a real feather in my cap. It is something to be proud of. Most of the people I work with are early birds. They believe that the early bird catches the worm. They think that a person who gets up early in the morning for work has the best chance to success. Everyone in my office works hard but some people have had their wings clipped. Their jobs have been limited. This is because the office is organized by packing order. People with more years and experience are given more responsibility. Some bird expressions are about crows, chickens and ducks. For example, when I’m driving I always travel as a crow flies. I go the most direct way. Anyone who eats crow has to \\\ a mistake or defeat. Now let’s talk about my sister. She is not very young. She is known brichen chicken. She will work any job for chicken feed a small amount of money. She is easily frightened. For example, she is too chicken-livered to walk down a dark street alone at night. Often she will chicken out. She will not go out alone at night. My sister was an ugly duckling. She looks strange when she was a child but she grown up to be a beautiful women. Sometimes she thinks too much about having something in the future before she really has it. She counts her chickens before they are hatched. Sometimes her chickens come home to rust. That means her actions or words cause trouble for her. However my sister doesn’t worry about what people say about her. Criticism for her like water or a duck’s back. Politicians are sometimes considered lame ducks after losing an election. They have little time left in the office and not much power. Congress holds a lame duck session after election important laws are not passed during this period. This voa special English program words and their stories was written by \\\

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now the VOA special english program words and stories,
today we explain some expansion about birds
for example, if something is fool the birds,it's worthless or not very interesting.someone

who eats like a bird eats very little. and a bird's eye view is a general look at area from

above,
did you know that if you tell a young person about the birds and bees, you are explain

about sex and birth, have you ever absrob that birds of a  zerb  flought together
in another words, people who are similar become friends or do things together.
here is some good advise. a bird in a hand is worth two in a bush, this means you shouldn't

risk losing something you have by try to get more of something you don't have.
sometimes i can do two things by performing only one action,this is called killing two

birds with one stone.but i was never really kill any birds,i love all kinds of animals.
this is a real     ,it's something to be pround of.
most of the people i work with are early birds, they believe that the early bird catches

the worm, they think that a person who gets up early in the morning for work has the best

chance of success.everone in my office works hard but some people have had their       

,their jobs have been limited,this is because the office is organized by     order.people

with more years and experiences are given more responsiblity.
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for example, when i am driving,i always trouble as the    ,i go the most direct way,anyone

who eats    has to    a mistake or   
now let's talk about my sister,she is not very young,she is no spring a chicken.she will

work any job for chicken feed,a small amount of money,
she is easily frightened, for example, she is too chicken      to walk down a downstair

along at night, often she will checking out  she will not go out along at night.
my sister was an     , she looks strange when she was a child she grow up to be a beautiful

woman, sometimes she thinks too much about having something in the future before she really

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,that means her action or words cause trouble for her, however my sister doesn't worry

about what people say about her,           of her like water of a       ,     are sometimes

considered                         they have little time left in office and not much power

this VOA special program words and stories is written by     , i am    

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Now , the VOA special english program , words and their stories.

Today, we explain some expressions about birds. For example, if sth is for the birds, it is worthless or not very interesting. Someone who eats like a bird eats very little. And a birds-eye view is a general look at area from above. Did you know , if you tell a young person about the birds and bees, you are explaining about sex and birth. How do you ever observe that birds and feather flock together , in other words, people are similar become friends or do things together.

Here is some good advice, a bird in a hand is worth two in the bush , this means you should not risk losing sth you have by try to get sth more or you do not have. Sometimes I can do two things by performing only one action. This calling killing two birds with one stone. But I will never really kill any bird. I love all kinds of animals. This is a real feather in may cap , it is sth to be proud of.

Most of people I work with are early birds. They belive that the early bird catchs the worm. They think that a person who gets up early in the morning has best chance of success. Everyone in my office works hard. But some people have had their wings clipped, their jobs has been limitted. This is because the office is organized by pecking order. People with more years and experience are given more responsibility.

Some bird expressions are about crows, chickens and ducks.for example , when I am driving , I always travel as the crow flies. I go the most direct way. Anyone who eats crow has to admit a mistake or defeat..

Now , let`s talk about my sister. She is not very young, she is no spring chicken.she `ll work any job for chicken feed as small amount of money. She is easily frightened, for example, she is chicken-livered to walk down a dark street alone at night. Often she will chicken out, she will not go out alone at night.

My sister was an ugly duckling, she looked strange when she was a child , but she grow up to be a beautiful wormen. Sometimes , she thinks too much about having sth in the future before she really has it. She counts her chickens before they are hatched. Sometimes her chicken come home to roost , that means her actions and words cause trouble for her. However , my sister dose not worry about what people say about her. Criticism falls off her like water off a duck`s back.

Politicians are sometimes considered lame ducks after losing an election, they have little time left in office and not much power. Congress holds a lame duck session after an election . important laws are not passed during this period.

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       Now ,the VOA special english program ,words and their stories.
       Today we explain some expressions about birds. For example, if something is for the birds, it is worthless or not very interesting ,someone who eats like bird eats very little. And a bird-eye view is a general look at an area from above.  Did you know that if you tell a young person about the birds and bees you are explaining about  sex and birth? Have you ever observed that birds of a feather flock together? In other words, people who are similiar become friends or do things together. Here is some good advice, a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush. This means you should not risk losing something you have by trying to get more of something you do not have. Sometimes I can do two things by performing only one action,this is called  killing two birds with one stone, but I would  never really kill any birds, I love all kinds of animals, this is a real feather in my cap, it is something to be proud of. Most of the people I work with are early birds, they belive that the early bird catches the worm. They think that a person who  gets up early in the morning for work has the best chance of success. Everyone in my office works hard, but some people have had their wings clipped,  their jobs have been limited. This is because the office is organized by pecking order .People with more years and experience are given more responsibility. Some bird expressions are about crows ,chickens, and ducks. For example, when I am driving I always travel as the  crow flies, I go the most direct way. Anyone who eats crow has to admit a mistake or defeat.
       Now, let's talk about my sister. She is not very young , she is no spring a chicken, she will work any job for chicken feed, a small amount of money. She is easily  frightened. For example, she is too chicken-livered  to walk down a dark street alone at night, often she will chicken out.  She will not go out alone at night.My sister was an ugly ducking , she looked strange when she was a child, but she grew up to be a beautiful woman,sometimes she thinks too much about having something in the future before she really has it. She counts her chickens before they are hatched .Sometimes her chickens come home to roost, that means her actions or words cause trouble for her. However, my sister does not worry about what people say about her ,criticism falls off her like water off a duck's back. Politicians are sometimes considered lame ducks after losing an election , they have little time left in office, and not much power.  Congress holds a lame duck session after an election, impotant laws are not passed during this period .
      This VOA special english program words and their stories was written by Jill moss .I am Faith Lapidus.
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Now,the voa special english programme,words and their stories,today we explain some expressions about birds,for example,if something is for the bird,it is worthless or not very interesting, someone who eats like a bird ,eats very little,and a bird-eye view is a general look at an area from above,

Did you know that if you tell a young person about the birds and the bees you are explaining about sex and birth,have you ever observed that birds of a feather flock together,in other words,people who are similar became friends or do things together.Here is some good advise,a bird in a hand is worth two in the bush,this means should not risk losing something you have by trying to get more of something you do not have,

sometimes,i can do two things by performing only one action ,this is called killing two birds with one stone,but i would never really kill any birds,i love all kinds of aninmals,this is a real feather in my cap,it is something to be proud of ,

most of the people i work with are early birds,they believe that the early bird catchs the worm,they think that a person who gets up early in the morning for work has the best chance of success,everyone in my office works hard,but some people have had their wings clipped,their job have been limited,this is because the office is organized by pecking order,People with more years and experience are given more responesiblity,

some bird expressions are about crows,chickens and ducks,for example,when i am driving,i alway travel as the crow flies,i go the most direct way,anyone who eats crow,has to admit a mistake or defeat,

now let us talk about my sisiter,she is not very young,she is no spring chicken,she will work any job for chicken feed, a small amount of money,she is easily frightened,for example,she is too chicken-livered to walk down of dark street alone at night,often she will chicken out ,she will not got out alone at night,my sister was a ugly duckling, she looked strange when she was a child,but she grow up to be a beautiful woman,sometimes she thinks too much about having something in the future before she really has it,she counts her chickens before they are hatched,sometimes,her chickens come home to roost,that means her actions or words cause trouble for her,however my sister does not worry about what people say about her,criticism falls off her,like water of a duck's back,Politicians are sometime considerred as lame ducks after losing an election,they have little time left in office,and not much power,congress holds a lame ducks session after  election,important laws are not passed during this period .This voa special english programme,words and their stories is written by J M,I'm F. E..

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