Idiom #19: As Free as a Bird

This week’s idiom: As free as a bird.

Most birds are free to go where they please. Unless they are in a cage or aviary, in which case they are not as free as a bird.


If someone is said to “be as free as a bird” they are able to go wherever they please without any restrictions or worries.


When Jenny left home and travelled through Europe without her parents, she was as free as a bird.

King Parrot at Adelaide Zoo

King Parrot at Adelaide Zoo

The bird shown in the photo above is not as free as a bird. The photo was taken inside a walk through aviary at the Adelaide Zoo, South Australia. King Parrots are found as free as a bird in the forests and woodlands of eastern Australia.

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See more bird photos – and much more – on my photo gallery here.

Read more about Australian Birds on Trevor’s Birding Blog here.

Read more about idioms here.


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