eat\ like\ a\ bird

v. phr.
To eat very little; have little appetite.

Mrs. Benson is on a diet and she eats like a bird.

Alice's mother is worried about her; she eats like a bird and is very thin.

Contrast: eat like a horse

Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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  • eat like a bird — {v. phr.} To eat very little; have little appetite. * /Mrs. Benson is on a diet and she eats like a bird./ * /Alice s mother is worried about her; she eats like a bird and is very thin./ Contrast: EAT LIKE A HORSE …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • eat like a bird — {v. phr.} To eat very little; have little appetite. * /Mrs. Benson is on a diet and she eats like a bird./ * /Alice s mother is worried about her; she eats like a bird and is very thin./ Contrast: EAT LIKE A HORSE …   Dictionary of American idioms

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  • eat like a bird — verb To eat small amounts. Ant: eat like a horse …   Wiktionary

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