Fun Phrase Friday: A Little Bird Told Me

Happy Friday!

This weeks phrase is ” A Little Bird told me..”

Meaning: Information was given from a source that will not be revealed.

History: The origin of the thought but not quite the saying comes from The Bible in Ecclesiastes 10:20, “Curse not the king, no, not in thy thought: and curse not the rich in thy bedchamber: for the bird of the air shall carry the voice, and that which hath wings shall tell the matter. “Brian Melbancke was close to the modern form in Philotimus (1583): ” I had a little bird, that brought me newes of it.”

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