for the birds

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for the birds

  1. (idiomatic) Worthless; pointless; not deserving serious consideration.
    • 1946, "Radio: Early Bird," Time, 2 Sept.:
      Says he: "This gettin' up at 5 o'clock is something for the birds."
    • 2004, Colin Brown, "Council tax to be replaced by new levy on incomes," telegraph.co.uk, 15 Feb. (retrieved 4 Aug. 2009):
      One ally of the Deputy Prime Minister said: "This is blue-sky thinking, but it is strictly for the birds. It is going to cost billions."