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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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ENGLISH WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE A BIRD IN THE HAND

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

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WORDS RELATING TO «A BIRD IN THE HAND»

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Translation of «a bird in the hand» into 20 languages

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TRANSLATION OF A BIRD IN THE HAND

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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.
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Translator English - Chinese

在一鸟在手
1,325 millions of speakers
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es

Translator English - Spanish

un pájaro en la mano
550 millions of speakers
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en

Translator English - English

a bird in the hand
510 millions of speakers
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hi

Translator English - Hindi

हाथ में एक पक्षी
380 millions of speakers
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ar

Translator English - Arabic

عصفور في اليد
280 millions of speakers
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ru

Translator English - Russian

синица в руках
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Translator English - Portuguese

um pássaro na mão
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fr

Translator English - French

un oiseau dans la main
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de

Translator English - German

ein Vogel in der Hand
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ja

Translator English - Japanese

手の中の鳥
130 millions of speakers
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ko

Translator English - Korean

손에 새
85 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Vietnamese

một con chim trong tay
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it

Translator English - Italian

un uccello in mano
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Translator English - Polish

ptak w dłoni
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Translator English - Ukrainian

синиця в руках
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ro

Translator English - Romanian

o pasăre în mână
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el

Translator English - Greek

ένα πουλί στο χέρι
15 millions of speakers
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af

Translator English - Afrikaans

´n voël in die hand
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

en fågel i handen
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Translator English - Norwegian

en fugl i hånden
5 millions of speakers
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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"
autorLeonard 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.
autorTed Lundrigan, 2006
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A Bird in the Hand: A Samoan Mystery
The body of a young woman is found in a dump in American Samoa.
autorLynn 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.
autorNigel 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 ...
autorMatti 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  ...
autorAnn 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.
autorCharles 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.
autorMarc 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 ...
autorPat 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'.
autorAurA Press, Bookwise International, 2004
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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»
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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»
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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»
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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»
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Cookbook is for the birds
... and other outlets, and the author of nine cookbooks, including her brand-new one, “A Bird in the Hand: Chicken Recipes for Every Day and Every Mood.”. «Salisbury Post, Apr 15»
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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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