birds of a feather flock together

People of the same (usually, unscrupulous) character associate with one another, as do birds of the same species. Cf. APOCRYPHA Ecclesiasticus xxvii. 9 (AV) The birds will resort unto their like, so will truth return unto them that practise in her.

1545 W. TURNER Rescuing of Romish Fox B8 Byrdes of on kynde and color flok and flye allwayes together.

1599 J. MINSHEU Spanish Grammar 83 Birdes of a feather will flocke together.

1660 W. SECKER Nonsuch Professor 81 Our English Proverb..That birds of a feather will flock together. To be too intimate with sinners, is to intimate that you are sinners.

1828 BULWER-LYTTON Pelham III. xv. It is literally true in the systematised roguery of London, that ‘birds of a feather flock together.’

2001 Washington Times 15 July D7 Birds of a feather flock together, so the second thing you should do is find another friend who’s less troubled than the first.


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  • birds of a feather flock together — This idiom means that people with similar interests will stick together …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • birds of a feather flock together — ► birds of a feather flock together proverb people of the same sort or with the same tastes and interests will be found together. Main Entry: ↑bird …   English terms dictionary

  • birds of a feather flock together — proverb people of the same sort or with the same tastes and interests will be found together these health professionals were birds of a feather * * * birds of a feather flock together see ↑feather, 1 • • • Main Entry: ↑bird birds of a feather… …   Useful english dictionary

  • birds of a feather flock together — People who are alike often become friends or are together; if you are often with certain people, you may be their friends or like them. A proverb. * /Don t be friends with bad boys. People think that birds of a feather flock together./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • birds of a feather flock together — People who are alike often become friends or are together; if you are often with certain people, you may be their friends or like them. A proverb. * /Don t be friends with bad boys. People think that birds of a feather flock together./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • birds\ of\ a\ feather\ flock\ together — proverb People who are alike often become friends or are together; if you are often with certain people, you may be their friends or like them. Don t be friends with bad boys. People think that birds of a feather flock together …   Словарь американских идиом

  • Birds of a feather flock together. — something that you say which means people who have similar characters or similar interests will often choose to spend time together. I saw the boy who stole my bag with that gang of trouble makers last night well, birds of a feather flock… …   New idioms dictionary

  • birds of a feather flock together — people with similar feelings and attitudes    Art and Don are birds of a feather. They like cars and football …   English idioms

  • birds of a feather flock together — people who are alike tend to stick together …   English contemporary dictionary

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