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  1. 1. <ul><li>ANIMAL IDIOM 14 </li></ul>
  2. 2. “ For the birds”
  3. 3. <ul><li>Definition: </li></ul><ul><li>Without value, not for me. </li></ul><ul><li>Example: </li></ul><ul><li>“ What do you think of the new system?” “I think it's for the birds — it won't work.” </li></ul><ul><li>Origin: its origin is based on the idea that birds eat seed, which is not worth much. </li></ul>
  4. 4. More examples: <ul><li>“ His apology, after his deliberate and harmful actions, was for the birds in everyone else’s eyes. </li></ul><ul><li>“ This conference is for the birds--let's leave now.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ It was a beautiful wedding, but the food was for the birds.” </li></ul>
  5. 5. Task <ul><li>Discuss with your group and post your own definition of this idiom. Also post three examples in context. </li></ul>