RE: RARA-AVIS: when a cigar is not a cigar award

From: Anderson, Erick (ETW) (
Date: 26 Apr 2002

Isn't there an expression that goes something along the lines of:

"That puts the canary among the cats..."

Just wondering.

Best Regards, Erick

> George wrote:
> "I have never in my life encountered such a usage of the word "bird."
> Perhaps there is an example out there, but it sure as heck ain't in
> "common use.""
> I've been wondering about this myself. After a lot of thought, the only
> example I could come up with was in the context of "flipping the bird,"
> for giving someone the finger, which I guess is phallic, but even that's
> a stretch.
> Mark

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