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Meaning of "a bird in the hand" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF A BIRD IN THE HAND

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WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE A BIRD IN THE HAND

a bad lot
a bad patch
a bad penny
a bag of bones
a bag of cats
a beam in one´s eye
a bed of roses
a big ask
a big fish in a small pond
a bit
a bit much
a bit of
a bit of all right
a bit of slap and tickle
a bit thick
a bolt from the blue
a breath of fresh air
a bull in a china shop
A bursary
a capella

WORDS THAT END LIKE A BIRD IN THE HAND

a free hand
a heavy hand
at first hand
at hand
at second hand
by hand
come to hand
first hand
from hand to hand
hand
hand in hand
hat in hand
helping hand
in hand
on hand
out of hand
second hand
take in hand
the upper hand
to hand
upper hand

Synonyms and antonyms of a bird in the hand in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «a bird in the hand» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF A BIRD IN THE HAND

Find out the translation of a bird in the hand to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of a bird in the hand from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «a bird in the hand» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

在一鸟在手
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

un pájaro en la mano
570 millions of speakers

English

a bird in the hand
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

हाथ में एक पक्षी
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

عصفور في اليد
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

синица в руках
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

um pássaro na mão
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

হাতে একটি পাখি
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

un oiseau dans la main
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Seekor burung di tangan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

ein Vogel in der Hand
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

手の中の鳥
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

손에 새
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Manuk ing tangan
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

một con chim trong tay
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கையில் ஒரு பறவை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

हाताने एक पक्षी
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Eldeki bir kuş
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

un uccello in mano
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

ptak w dłoni
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

синиця в руках
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

o pasăre în mână
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ένα πουλί στο χέρι
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

´n voël in die hand
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

en fågel i handen
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

en fugl i hånden
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of a bird in the hand

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «A BIRD IN THE HAND»

The term «a bird in the hand» is regularly used and occupies the 60.146 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «A BIRD IN THE HAND» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about a bird in the hand

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «A BIRD IN THE HAND»

Discover the use of a bird in the hand in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to a bird in the hand and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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A bird in the hand: and the stories behind 250 other commo
Explains hundreds of expressions, from "Achilles' heel" and "Aladdin's lamp" to "wear your heart on your sleeve" and "wolf in sheep's clothing"
Leonard W. Mann, 1994
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A Bird in the Hand
At its core, A Bird in the Hand is indeed about trophies, though not those ranked by size or numbers or scores, but, rather, the lasting trophies of the mind and heart.
Ted Lundrigan, 2006
3
A Bird in the Hand: A Samoan Mystery
The body of a young woman is found in a dump in American Samoa.
Lynn Stansbury, 2006
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A bird in the hand--: a child's guide to sayings
Explains in simple terms what several popular proverbs and sayings mean.
Nigel Snell, 1987
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Bioethics and Social Reality
7 We can bring out the distinctive characters of these attitudes by considering how representatives of each would tend to view the adage that “a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.” Other things being equal (and assuming for present ...
Matti Häyry, Tuija Takala, Peter Herissone-Kelly, 2005
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A Bird in the Hand (Palmer-Jones 1) (Bello)
Ann Cleeves. He was meticulous and wanted to savour the place. Tina followed Rob. She carried mistnet poles on her shoulder like a spear, and could have been some exotic tribesman tracking prey. Georgedidnot knowif shewere hunting  ...
Ann Cleeves, 2013
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Real Estate Principles
Charles F. Floyd, Marcus T. Allen. TIME VALUE OF MONEY FORMULAS There is an old saying that "a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush," and a dollar in the hand is certainly worth more than one to be received sometime in the future.
Charles F. Floyd, Marcus T. Allen, 2002
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The Aesthetics of Toni Morrison: Speaking the Unspeakable
... guidance can be sustained and transmitted. Storytelling serves as an apt figure for Morrison's belief that language use can animate or 125 Meditations on a Bird in the Hand: Ethics and Aesthetics in a Parable by Toni Morrison Cheryl Lester.
Marc C. Conner, 2000
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Taking Wing: Archaeopteryx and the Evolution of Bird Flight
A Bird in the Hand All the detailed wizardry that has been applied to understanding the flight of modern birds gives us a good basis for evaluating the features of ancient ones. Archaeopteryx, especially, is so well-represented by such superb ...
Pat Shipman, 1999
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Bird in the Hand
A salacious peep at the lost art of wooing the ladies. 'A Bird in the Hand'ffers hints and tips for the ardent gentleman in pursuit of a 'little bit ofhe other'.
AurA Press, Bookwise International, 2004

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «A BIRD IN THE HAND»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term a bird in the hand is used in the context of the following news items.
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A bird in the hand: Securing an acceptable Iran deal in the long run
Despite his best efforts, Netanyahu was not successful in convincing the US to regroup and return with an aggressive agenda aimed at dismantling Iran's very ... «Jerusalem Post Israel News, Jul 15»
2
Going Places: Diana Henry likes a good culinary adventure
She reached back to her roots for her new cookbook — which is focused on chicken — "A Bird in the Hand." Her grandfather was a farmer, primarily of dairy and ... «San Francisco Chronicle, Jun 15»
3
A bird in the hand hatches
A professor at the Polish Jagiellonian University captured the moment a tiny bird hatched from its egg in his hands on Gotland Island in Sweden in May. June 10 ... «Chicago Tribune, Jun 15»
4
Hunting: A bird in the hand means opportunity for a second
It's a confidence booster, and with a bird in the hand the pressure is off. Your season is already successful. There's meat for the table and now you can relax and ... «Press Herald, May 15»
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Word of the Week: Bird in the Hand
A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush” is a current expression of ancient origin. It means “be satisfied with what you have” or “a modest and certain gain is ... «The Bozeman Daily Chronicle, May 15»
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With Short-Term Goals, Go for a Bird in the Hand
A friend of mine recently sold his house. It will be a few years before he'll buy another one. Because the house was worth a lot more than what he and his wife ... «New York Times, May 15»
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Florio on Tannehill Contract: 'Bird in the Hand'
“From the Dolphins' standpoint, it's a bird in the hand from the perspective of they have a quarterback that could become a franchise quarterback,” Florio said on ... «CBS Local, May 15»
8
A bird in the hand as Sheila comes to rescue of hurt swan
A BIRD in the hand for Woodquay's Sheila Gallagher, as last week she came to the rescue of an injured swan at the Salmon Weir Bridge. The majestic swan had ... «Connacht Tribune Group, Apr 15»
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Diana Henry's latest cookbook goes to the birds
Chicken Pot-Roasted in Milk, Bay and Nutmeg from "A Bird in the Hand: Chicken Recipes for Every Day and Every Mood" by DIana Henry. «Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Apr 15»
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A Bird in the Hand
A few years ago, I was reading a book in which the author related a story about a friend of his, a dog owner, who had told him she was glad dogs could have ... «Washington Free Beacon, Mar 15»
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« EDUCALINGO. A bird in the hand [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/a-bird-in-the-hand>. Jan 2019 ».
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