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Meaning of "sick as a parrot" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF SICK AS A PARROT

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WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SICK AS A PARROT

sick
sick bag
sick bay
sick building syndrome
sick day
sick headache
sick leave
sick list
sick note
sick pay
sick-dog
sick-making
sick-out
sickbay
sickbed
sicked
sickee
sicken
sickener
sickening

WORDS THAT END LIKE SICK AS A PARROT

agorot
Camberwell carrot
carrot
Corot
Diderot
dry rot
foxtrot
garrot
grot
Igorot
on the trot
parrot
Pierrot
rot
Sderot
tarot
trot
turkey trot
vrot
wild carrot

Synonyms and antonyms of sick as a parrot in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «sick as a parrot» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SICK AS A PARROT

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

Translator English - Chinese

病来如鹦鹉
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

enfermo como un loro
570 millions of speakers

English

sick as a parrot
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

एक तोता के रूप में बीमार
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

المرضى كما ببغاء
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

больной, как попугай
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

doente como um papagaio
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

একটি তোতাপাখী হিসাবে অসুস্থ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

malade comme un perroquet
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Sakit seperti burung nuri
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

krank wie ein Papagei
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

オウムのような病気
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

앵무새 와 같은 아픈
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Lara minangka manuk beo
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

bệnh như một con vẹt
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஒரு கிளி போல் உடம்பு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

एक पोपट म्हणून आजारी
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Papağan gibi hasta
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

malato come un pappagallo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

chory jak papuga
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

хворий , як папуга
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

bolnav ca un papagal
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

άρρωστο ως ένα παπαγάλο
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

siek soos ´n papegaai
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

sjuk som en papegoja
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

syk som en papegøye
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of sick as a parrot

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SICK AS A PARROT»

The term «sick as a parrot» is regularly used and occupies the 93.150 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SICK AS A PARROT» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about sick as a parrot

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SICK AS A PARROT»

Discover the use of sick as a parrot in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to sick as a parrot and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Sick As a Parrot!
Crumbly United are the worst football team in the world - they have the worst manager, the worst players and the worst record.
Steve Barlow, Steve Skidmore, 1999
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Sick As a Parrot
Grace uncovers the story of the very messy murder of Janet Hepburn, a teacher at St. Martin’s Comprehensive, but there are a lot of people who’d rather she stopped digging.
Liz Evans, 2005
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Sick as a Parrot (Gold B)
In this Gold-B level The Pirate and the Potter Family book: The Potters are a very ordinary family ‐ except for their obsession with tidying – until they meet Captain Kev, a pirate. Captain Kev’s parrot is sick.
Michaela Morgan, 2010
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Pirates: Sick as a Parrot
Bug Club is a core literacy program providing innovative texts with great content to engage children, it addresses the needs of today's and tomorrow's students and teachers.
Michaela Morgan, 2010
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Everyday Language and Everyday Life
'He's been as sick as a dog' is succeeded by or runs parallel with: 'he's as sick as a parrot'. That is particularly strange. Not the dog image; dogs have shared our lives for centuries, so that we have almost all seen a dog retching after eating ...
Richard Hoggart, 2003
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The Purple Emperor: Faerie Wars II
'Synthetic fibres,' Mr Fogarty told him in sepulchral tones. 'They conflict with the energy the spell cone released. Get a resonance going and you're sick as a parrot.' 'You mean he's going to be ill any time he uses magic?' Blue put in. 'Only if he ...
Herbie Brennan, 2011
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Key Terms in Discourse Analysis
Common types of phrases are noun phrases (John, the black cat, some trees, excitement), prepositional phrases (into the woods, to the shops), adjectival phrases (sick as a parrot), adverbial phrases (really slowly) and verb phrases (hit the ...
Paul Baker, Sibonile Ellece, 2011
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I Had to Go There to Get Here: A Wandering Knight's Tale
Now Coley's as sick as a parrot. Old King Cole saw money as the solution to everything, but lost it again as fast as he got it. I decided to take myself off to Lanzarote for a week to try and come up with some direction and, as my old Dad said, the ...
Ken Holmes, 2011
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The Longest Day: The Classic Epic of D-Day
But he found “the man's throat was cut — every one of them had had his throat cut,” and Ashworth “turned away, sick as a parrot. I didn't get my tin hat.” Sergeant Paddy de Lacy, also in the Courseulles area, had captured twelve Germans who  ...
Cornelius Ryan, 2010
10
The Book of Football Quotations
This eighth edition includes quotes from everyone - Shakespeare to Shankly, Camus to Cantona, Busby to Beckham - who has made an apt, pithy or comical comment about football.
Phil Shaw, 2011

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SICK AS A PARROT»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term sick as a parrot is used in the context of the following news items.
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Soccer-Jeonbuk draw leaves coach sick as a parrot
SEOUL, June 29 (Reuters) - South Korean champions Jeonbuk Motors missed the chance to put more daylight between themselves and the chasing pack after ... «Yahoo Sports, Jun 15»
2
Another Life: How to make an island raven feel as sick as a parrot
Living beneath the flight path of ravens commuting from the mountains to the shore has let me eavesdrop on a good few of the 64 calls supposedly identified by ... «Irish Times, May 15»
3
Manchester City news: Harry the parrot sings Man City songs …
Many City supporters are sick as a parrot following their Capital One Cup exit at the hands of Newcastle last night, while Manuel Pellegrini's men already trail ... «Metro, Oct 14»
4
Why is West football sick as a parrot? Bristol Rovers, Yeovil Town …
Why is West football sick as a parrot? Bristol Rovers, Yeovil Town and Torquay relegated. By Western Daily Press | Posted: May 06, 2014. Angry scenes at the ... «Western Daily Press, May 14»
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Sick as a parrot: Watch cyclist's road rage at motorist racing to save …
The clearly-ruffled driver replies: "Sorry I've got a parrot dying on me here" before promptly unzipping his jacket to reveal the distressed bird tucked under his ... «Mirror.co.uk, Mar 14»
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Learner driver sick as a parrot after police seize her car
A learner driver took to the M62 in horrendous conditions supervised only by her pet parrot. West Yorkshire Police this morning stopped a woman on the ... «Huddersfield Examiner, Jan 14»
7
Louis Tomlinson sick as a parrot after Gabriel Agbonlahor challenge
Louis Tomlinson sick as a parrot after Gabriel Agbonlahor challenge. • One Direction singer was playing charity match for Stiliyan Petrov • Tomlinson is sick on ... «The Guardian, Sep 13»
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Neighbours sick as a parrot over blabbering Buddy's noisy antics
Fed-up residents are sick as a parrot and have finally snapped. They have reported the pretty polly and his owner Stephen White to West Norfolk council, ... «Express.co.uk, Aug 13»
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Artist 'sick as a parrot' after plans for Subbuteo statue in Cambridge …
The ditched design to commemorate the significance that the 'Cambridge Rules' played in establishing the FA Rules, in 1863. Image of proposed artwork on ... «Cambridge News, Jun 13»
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sick as a parrot over lost bird
He's a former debt collector and bikie associate. But now Sydneysider Mark Judge is in a flap after losing his much loved pet parrot 'Paris'. Mr Judge, who is now ... «Sydney Morning Herald, May 13»

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