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Something that is worthless.


His apology, after his deliberate and harmful actions, was for the birds in everyone else's eyes.


Before the advent of cars, one could see and smell the emissions of horse-drawn wagons in New York. Since there was no way of controlling these emissions, they - or the undigested oats in them - served to nourish a large population of English sparrows. If you said that something was for the birds, you're politely saying that it's horse crap.

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