A few more idioms about birds:
Count one’s chickens before they’re hatched
Thinking of using or doing something before actually getting it.
“Don’t count your chickens before they’re hatched. You’re spending all that money on a new car before your boss has confirmed your pay rise.”Â
To back out or have second thoughts usually because of fright or doubt
“He said he would give me a new job contract but in the end he chickened out.”Â
Spread one’s wings
To work on things by yourself, to let go of old ties, etc.
“I’ve spread my wings. All that hard work has landed me a good job in London.”Â
The early bird catches the worm
Getting up early and doing things can set you up for the rest of the day, and maybe your life.
“The early bird catches the worm. I’ve done lots of things before breakfast and now I can get down to writing my next book.”
The birds and the bees
The facts of life, growing up and sexuality.
“More people don’t learn about the birds and the bees from their parents. Usually it comes through experience and friends.”
Proud as a peacock
Being self-important and maybe arrogant too.
“He’s as proud as a peacock in his new job. It’s doing loads for his ego.”Â
As free as a bird
No cares or worries.
“After her difficult divorce, she now feels as free as a bird.”
Happy English learning!!