Bird of passage
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British pronunciation/bˈɜːd ɒv pˈasɪdʒ/
American pronunciation/bˈɜːd ʌv pˈæsɪdʒ/
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any bird that migrates regularly from a region to another in different seasons of the year

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bird of passage definition and meaning
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someone who only tends to stay at a place, particularly a house, for a relatively short period of time before moving on to another

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What is the origin of the idiom "bird of passage" and when to use it?

The idiom "bird of passage" originates from the idea of migratory birds that travel from one place to another with the changing seasons. These birds, known as "birds of passage," fly long distances in search of better conditions and resources. In an idiomatic sense, it is used to describe individuals who frequently move or travel, often without settling in one place for an extended period. The term conveys the idea of transience and a wanderer's lifestyle.

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